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

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Pat Beckley
SAGE, Nov 4, 2011 - Education - 264 pages
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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

·diversity

·inclusion

·thinking skills

·approaches to play

·engaging early learners

·leadership and management

·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.

 

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Contents

Part 1 How Young Children Learn
1
1 Historical Perspectives
5
2 Theories of Learning
19
3 Partnerships with ParentsCarers
33
4 Pedagogy in Practice
43
Part 2 Supporting Young Childrens Learning
61
5 Motivation and SelfEsteem
65
6 Inclusion and Educating the Whole Child
79
10 Enabling Environments
137
11 Learning and Teaching Styles
150
12 Leadership and Management in Early Years Settings
163
Part 4 Issues in Practice
177
13 Engaging Early Learners
181
14 The Social Context
192
15 Multi Angency Working
205
16 Forward Thinking and Forward Practice
222

7 Diversity in the Early Years
93
8 Thinking Skills
107
Part 3 Organising the Learning Environment
119
9 Approaches to Play
123
Conclusion
235
Index
236
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About the author (2011)

Pat Beckley is the Academic Co-ordinator 3-7 PGCE Primary at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln.

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