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The Reflective Early Years Practitioner

The Reflective Early Years Practitioner

November 2012 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Shortlisted for the 2013 Nursery World Awards!
'The author offers opportunity to reflect upon experience and brings together reflective practice and work-based learning, aiming to support the professional growth of a reflective early years workforce'
-Karen Ward, Senior Lecturer in Early Years, Birmingham City University

Work-based reflective learning is a key part of the professional development of practitioners working in the early years sector. The Reflective Early Years Practitioner focuses on the practitioner's role and development within a wide range of contexts in this area.

Informed by empirical research, packed with case studies from a wide range of settings and with points for reflection in each chapter, the author covers:

- developing as an early years practitioner

- reflective vocational progression

- pedagogical examples for continuing professional development

- study skills to begin reflective practice

- professionalism and reflective leadership in the early years

Vital aspects of practice, such as assessing and planning for children's learning, developing inclusive teaching strategies and integrated practice are highlighted within the chapters.

This is essential reading for students undertaking work-based and academic study in early years and for those working towards post-graduate and professional qualifications. It provides readers with tools to continually practice work-based reflective learning now and in the future.

The Developing Early Years Practitioner
Being a Reflective Early Years Practitioner
Work-Based Reflective Learning
Reflective Vocational Progression
Work-Based Reflective Pedagogy
Being a Reflective Student
Reflecting upon Professionalism in the Early Years
Reflective Leadership
Reflective Learning Journeys
Continuing Learning Pathways and Future Reflections

A clear book for students to understand. This was very well referenced by students doing their reflective module. I would recommend this book.

Mrs Rebecca Clare Ovenden
Wiltshire College, Wiltshire College
July 17, 2021

Excellent text to use with Early Years students

Miss Lorna Wardle
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
October 30, 2015

An excellent and accessible text to support undergraduate thinking. It provides expansive detail in relation to how reflective practice relates to the workplace

Mrs Karen Williams
Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
December 1, 2015

Informative, interesting, good level of information for the students.

Mrs Sarah Collyer
Childcare Department, Brooklands College
November 20, 2015

This is an excellent text, that provides students with an overview to develop their expertise in reflecting upon their practice. Chapter 9 discusses womens reflective voices about their learning experience, and explores a range of pathways within their learning journey.

Miss Jackie Sumner
Childhood & Youth Studies, Edge Hill University
October 6, 2015

Essential reading for Early Years students to become more reflective in their approach to their practice.

June 12, 2015

An informative book that would be useful for Level 3 + child care and early years courses. The book has clear chapters that are linked to core areas of the early years framework.

Miss Rebecca Pace
Health & Social Care, Walbottle Campus
June 8, 2015

This book has supported students who feel less confident about recording reflective accounts.

Mrs Angela Mahon
Vocational Education , Manchester College of Arts & Techn.
June 4, 2015

Very useful, with sections that reflect on the practitioner's voice.

Mrs Gail Parker
SWWCTE, University of Wales, Trinity St David
April 29, 2015

A clear and easy to use text, that makes a good link between academic thought and actual practice. My students will find it useful to reflect on their own engagement in the workplace

Mr Mark Wilkins
Care and Early Years, Weston College
September 23, 2014

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