"An excellent contribution to the literature, the text is clear and dynamic. Extremely useful for new students, those wanting to work in Children's Services and those returning to study."
Pen Green Centre, Corby
Are you looking for a handy guide to childhood and early childhood studies?
Concentrating on the skills that students need to master in order to do well on childhood and early childhood courses, this book is a clear and practical guide to all the key areas.
Included is advice on:
- Getting to grips with key course themes
- Understanding different theoretical views of the child
- Analysing various approaches to working with children and young people
- Making the transition from personal experience of children to studying childhood at university
- Producing successful assignments
- Making the most of your lectures
- Drawing on a range of university resources including people, services and research visits
Examples from students' work are featured, and students talk about thier own experiences. There is plenty of help and practical advice - no matter what your academic experience, this book will offer you a helping hand through your course.
Kay Sambell has a Chair in Learning and Teaching and is Course Leader for the Childhood Studies Degree at Northumbria University.
Sue Miller is the Lead Officer and a senior strategic Children's Centre manager within Early Education and Childcare Services for Newcastle.
Mel Gibson teaches on a range of Childhood Studies courses at different institutions.