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Reflective Practice in the Early Years
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Reflective Practice in the Early Years

First Edition
Edited by:


October 2009 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Written for anyone working in the field of early years education and care, this book encourages students and practitioners to consider their own practice and to examine practice in a wide range of early years settings. The four sections link closely to the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and support the reader in developing a critical and reflective approach to their own work.

Issues covered include:

@!play in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in England

@!the Foundation Phase in Wales

@!safeguarding children

@!the healthy child

@!leading a team at a Children's Centre

@!how childminders are working with the EYFS

@!leading and managing a multi-agency workforce

@!Continuing Professional Development for early years practitioners

Ideal for those working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), this book is also a must-read for students on any early years course, and will help the professional development of all practitioners working with the Birth to Eight age range.

Michael Reed is Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. Natalie Canning is Lecturer at the Open University.

Michael Reed and Natalie Canning
Introduction
 
PART ONE: CHILDREN'S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Karen Appleby
Reflective Thinking; Reflective Practice
Natalie Canning
Play in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Linda Tyler
21st Century Digital Technology and Children's Learning
Michael Reed and Alison Morrell
Policy to Practice in Wales
 
PART TWO: THE UNIQUE CHILD
Claire Majella Richards
Safeguarding Children: Every Child Matters so Everybody Matters!
Mandy Andrews and Kate Fowler
A Healthy Child - Direction, Deficit or Diversity?
 
PART THREE: ENABLING PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
Michael Reed
Children's Centres and Children's Services?
Rosie Walker
Working Together at a Children's Centre
Wendy Messenger
Managing Multi-Agency Working
 
PART FOUR: POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS IN A MULTI-AGENCY WORLD
Victoria Cooper
Distance Learning and Professional Development
Rory McDowall Clark and Sue Baylis
Early Years Professionals: Leading for Change
Alison Jackson
Defining and Measuring Quality in Early Years Settings
Sue Callan
From Experienced Practitioner to Reflective Professional
Michael Reed and Natalie Canning
Conclusion
Michael Reed and Natalie Canning
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This book is highly recommended for all courses as reflective practice is essential to all practitioners. Book now ordered for the next academic year.

Mrs Yolande Leech
Dept of Early Years, Accrington & Rossendale College
July 2, 2014

Really useful book for any early years practitioner, helps link theory and practice. Useful for my students!

Miss Amy Smith
Early Years and Child care, Wakefield College
May 18, 2014

Generally up to date - examines a great breadth of issues. Accessible, thought provoking - a very useful text and well liked by students

Mrs Sarah Barton
School of Education, Portsmouth University
July 14, 2013

Excellent source of reference for critical reflection for the BA Early Years (Top Up)

Mrs Kelly Giordano
Higher education, Accrington & Rossendale College
March 12, 2013

Another very interesting book edited by Reed and Canning. It can be useful for every single module of the Early Childhood Studies course. Every chapter of this book is related to the current curriculum and can supports students and Early Years professional in their work with children.

Mrs Svetlana Shivacheva
University Centre Croydon, Croydon College
February 12, 2013

Extremely useful for any Undergraduate student who has a module on reflective practice linked to their work setting.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
January 16, 2013

I have personally used this book in my teaching and I have recommended that the students on the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood purchase it to support them with developing their reflective writing. The students need to reflect on their professional development to further develop their practice and this book provides good examples of how to do this in practice.

Miss Vanessa Payne
Early Years and Education, Fareham College
September 23, 2012

A good book for students to refer to when writing up their reflective accounts

Mrs Jan Roberts
Childcare, Herefordshire College of Technology
September 17, 2012

A thorough introduction to reflective practice, written in a style that suits undergraduate students who need a text that covers everything from an introduction to reflection, through to a more indepth examination of the theories of reflection.

Mr Steven Burton
School of Education, University Centre Barnsley
May 14, 2012

The content of the chapters fits with the subject content of this module in particular multi agency working and working together. The focus on reflective practice is a particular strength and will support students in an area they find difficult

Ms Sue Kay-Flowers
Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
May 9, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter One


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