The Reflective Early Years Practitioner
Early Childhood Education | Reflective Practice | Work-based learning
'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.
A clear book for students to understand. This was very well referenced by students doing their reflective module. I would recommend this book.
Excellent text to use with Early Years students
An excellent and accessible text to support undergraduate thinking. It provides expansive detail in relation to how reflective practice relates to the workplace
Informative, interesting, good level of information for the students.
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.
Essential reading for Early Years students to become more reflective in their approach to their practice.
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.
This book has supported students who feel less confident about recording reflective accounts.
Very useful, with sections that reflect on the practitioner's voice.
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
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Developing Early Years Practitioner