Teaching and Learning in the Early Years
ISBN No. 9780415280488
No.of pages 412
This text provides a broad-ranging and up-to-date review of thinking and best practice within nursery and infant education. It is based on the basic truth that an effective early years curriculum must start with the children, their needs and their potential. The best teaching must have a strong element of fun, wonder and excitement, and play is a crucial part of this. This new edition has been fully revised and updated in light of the introduction of the Foundation Stage and Early Learning Goals. The authors review all major areas of the Early Years Curriculum and a range of basic issues and principles, including: an analysis of research into how children learn; discussions of issues such as classroom organisation, curriculum management, and assessment; a detailed section on play and language; and chapters covering individual curriculum areas, including new chapters on children's art, ICT and PSHE. Each chapter combines a review of important principles with practical and inspiring classroom examples.
Table of contents1. Introduction: Young Children Learning and Early Years Teaching Part A: Basic Principles and Approaches 2. Spinning the Plates: Organising the Early Years Classroom 3. 'My Mum would Pay Anything for Chocolate Cake!' Organising the Whole Curriculum: Enterprise Projects in the Early Years 4. 'We are Passing the Smile Around' Personal, Social and Health Education in the Early Years 5. 'Is it Like the School Bus?' Assessment in the Early Years Part B: Play and Language 6. 'It is Only a Story, isn't it?' Interactive Story-making in the Early Years Classroom 7. 'Is there a Seven in your Name?' Writing in the Early Years 8. 'What's that Dog Thinking, Mrs Bromley?' Picture Books and Learning to Read 9. 'Penguins Never Meet Polar Bears' Reading for Information in the Early Years Part C: The Wider Curriculum 10. 'How do I do this Better?' From Movement Development to Physical Literacy 11. 'Can I Play the Drum, Miss?' Music in the Early Years 12. 'Oh ... I'm in LOVE with those Pots' Young Children's Art 13. 'How Many Toes has a Newt?' Science in the Early Years 14. 'Maths - is that a Kind of Game for Grown Ups?' Understanding Numbers in the Early Years 15. 'PLEASE can we have Another Bit?' Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Early Years: An Emergent Approach 16. 'Mrs Rainbow told us what things were when she went to School' History in the Early Years 17. 'If the World is Round, How come the Piece I'm standing on is Flat?' Early Years Geography Part D: The Way Forward 18. Whatever Next? Future Trends in Early Years Education.
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