Description - Early Childhood Studies Reflective Reader by Mary Wild
In an increasingly significant and complex multi-agency field, this is an accessible and stimulating text which brings together essential readings and allows students to actively engage with the key themes in the study of early childhood. The book offers key readings which address the essential topics, while reflective exercises and questions enable students to explore their own learning. Core themes run throughout the book, and are highlighted by the introductory and final chapters. Readers will learn to relate their understanding to the new EYP standards, and to reflect on their own philosophy and beliefs as an Early Years professional.
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(246mm x 171mm x 8mm)
Learning Matters Ltd
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Author Biography - Mary Wild
Helena Mitchell is Academic Group Head for Child Development and Education. She contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate work across the Institute of Education. She worked as an infant teacher in Inner London for many years, latterly as deputy headteacher of a large nursery and infants' school. Her research work has focused on early years' topics, including early literacy. She is also currently working on two projects with ESCalate (the Education centre for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education), one focused on early years' and the other on student employability. Mary Wild is Field Chair for Early Childhood Studies. Mary is a qualified teacher with experience in both the primary and early years sectors. She has recently been awarded a DPhil at Oxford University for her research thesis investigating the use of ICT in early years classrooms. Additional research interests include early childhood literacy. Mary is also a member of the British Psychological Society. Nick Swarbrick is course leader for the Early Years Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree and contributes to teaching on the Primary PGCE, where he leads the Early Years Specialism, and on the undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Studies, with a main focus of professional development in the Early Years. He has a developing research and teaching role in how young children explore the outdoors environment. Rachel Friedman is Senior Lecturer in Early Years. She has had a wide range of early years experiences, working in a variety of public and private programs with children from birth through age 5. She has also worked with teachers and parents in a range of different settings. She is also currently a doctoral student at the University of London's Institute of Education.