Childhood Observation

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SAGE, Aug 1, 2008 - Education - 136 pages
Discussing the role of observation in the Early Years environment, this title helps Early Years students and practitioners understand the principles and ethical guidelines of observation and assessment methods, and encourages them to take a critical stance on different observation methods. It examines current initiatives and policies as a context for discussing the theoretical background, and draws on a number of methodologies in order to develop clear and systematic ways of making observations, recording data and using it to evaluate and assess children.

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The role of observation in Early Years

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Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou is working as a lecturer and researcher in the Centre for Educational Studies at the University of Hull; she is also a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society specialising in child development and learning theories. In the early stages of Ioanna’s career, she qualified as an early years teacher and child psychologist. After studying for her Masters degrees in Child Development, Educational Psychology and her PhD investigating young children’s literacy responses to a cognitive-oriented intervention programme, she worked at the University of Wales, Swansea as a Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies.

In 2004 she joined the University of Hull and has worked as Programme Director of the BA (Hons) Educational Studies and Coordinator of Early Childhood Studies, responsible for a suite of early childhood studies programmes, such as a BA (Hons.) Education and Early Years, BA (Hons.) Early Childhood Education and Care, Postgraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care, and Masters in Early Childhood Studies. Ioanna is currently leading the Masters in Early Childhood Studies; she also supervises a number of PhD students and is the Academic coordinator for Research Students Support at the University of Hull.

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