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Learning in Early Childhood
A Whole Child Approach from birth to 8

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December 2011 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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 care givers
  • Motivation and self-esteem
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Thinking skills
  • Approaches to play
  • Engaging early learners
  • Leadership and management in early years settings
  • Multi-agency working

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.


 
PART ONE: HOW YOUNG CHILDREN LEARN
Pat Beckley
Historical Perspectives
Pat Beckley
Theories of Learning
Pat Beckley
Partnerships with Parents/Carers
Pat Beckley
Pedagogy in Practice
 
PART TWO: SUPPORTING YOUNG CHILDREN'S LEARNING
Pat Beckley
Motivation and Self-Esteem
Sue Lambert
Inclusion and 'Educating' the Whole Child
Helen Hendry
Diversity in the Early Years
Sharon Marsden
Thinking Skills
 
PART THREE: ORGANIZING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Lindy Nahmad-Williams
Approaches to Play
Jane Johnston
Enabling Environments
Alison Jakins
Learning and Teaching Styles
Pat Beckley
Leadership and Management in Early Years Settings
 
PART FOUR: ISSUES IN PRACTICE
Becky Glenton
Engaging Early Learners
Pat Beckley
The Social Context
Anita Soni
Multi-Agency Working
Liz Creed
Forward Thinking and Forward Practice

Covers a wide range of issues associated with supporting children in the early years, a good introductory text for undergraduates studying the early years.

Miss Sandra Lyndon
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
January 18, 2013

A recommended read to supplement learning at level 3. This book has so much information that can be used within many of the units being taught. The use of case studies helps to ensure understanding has taken place. I would recommend this book for all child care students.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
January 6, 2013

Interesting background reading.

Ms Lynne Shankster
Department of Children, Care and Health, Hertford Regional College
December 7, 2012

Well structured text for anybody undertaking Early Childhood Studies.

Andrew Tofts
Education , Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
November 29, 2012

This will be used to support students in their first year. Helping them to understand child developemnt and learning

Ms Jill Harrison
Education, Greenwich University
November 21, 2012

This is an essential text covering all aspects of children's learning and development and how to support it, well written text which has already been put on the students reading list.

Mrs Louise Atkins
School of Education & Training, Greenwich University
November 12, 2012

This is a good book which gives a good overview of how young children learn by providing good discussions of some theories of learning and how they link with practice.

Mrs Liz Tomlin
Early years, Adult Education Centre
October 22, 2012

Fantastic. Relevant to every module.

Mrs Elisabeth Byers
other, Oaklands College
September 8, 2012

This is a good book which gives a good overview of how young children learn by providing good discussions of some theories of learning and how they link with practice. There are also discussions on supporting children in their learning, multi-agency working, the various approaches to play as well as other issues in early childhood education.

Mrs Opeyemi Osadiya
Early Years, South Essex College
August 26, 2012

Great points for discussion and case studies included throughout this text book which is very useful for tutors/lecturers. I found chapter 15 very informative for the learners to assist their understanding of multi-agency working.

Ms Mary Baker
Childcare and Education, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
August 6, 2012

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1