By explaining the theoretical context and highlighting relevant research evidence, this book supports a whole child approach to learning in the early years. Drawing on case studies from a wide range of early years settings, the chapters consider how the different professions in education, health and social care can work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young children.
Included are chapters on:
*theories of learning
*partnerships with parents and carers
*motivation and self-esteem
*approaches to play
*engaging early learners
*leadership and management
The links made between theory and practice, and the practical suggestions for how to make this happen in any early years setting, make this book a vital text for all early years students.
Pat Beckley is the Academic Co-ordinator 3-7 PGCE Primary at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln.
PART ONE: HOW YOUNG CHILDREN LEARN Historical Perspectives - Pat Beckley Theories of Learning - Pat Beckley Partnerships with Parents/Carers - Pat Beckley Pedagogy in Practice - Pat Beckley PART TWO: SUPPORTING YOUNG CHILDREN'S LEARNING Motivation and Self-Esteem - Pat Beckley Inclusion and 'Educating' the Whole Child - Sue Lambert Diversity in the Early Years - Helen Hendry Thinking Skills - Sharon Marsden PART THREE: ORGANIZING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Approaches to Play - Lindy Nahmad-Williams Enabling Environments - Jane Johnston Learning and Teaching Styles - Alison Jakins Leadership and Management in Early Years Settings - Pat Beckley PART FOUR: ISSUES IN PRACTICE Engaging Early Learners - Becky Glenton The Social Context - Pat Beckley Multi-Agency Working - Anita Soni Forward Thinking and Forward Practice - Liz Creed