Developing Reflective Practice in the Early Years

Paperback | May 1, 2011

byAlice Paige-Smith, Anna Craft

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¿This is a stimulating book with much to interest, inspire and challenge students undertaking early childhood studies courses and existing early years practitioners¿the links made to current and possible future policy in the early years field are particularly informative at this current time of change¿ Early Years Update, March 2012

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¿This is a stimulating book with much to interest, inspire and challenge students undertaking early childhood studies courses and existing early years practitioners¿the links made to current and possible future policy in the early years field are particularly informative at this current time of change¿ Early Years Update, March 2012

Alice Paige-Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Years) at the Open University, Department of Education, UK. Anna Craft, once a primary school teacher, is Professor of Education at the University of Exeter and The Open University, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.78 × 2.68 × 0.2 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335242359

ISBN - 13:9780335242351

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Table of Contents

Part one: What does being a reflective early years practitioner involve?

Introduction to part one
What does it mean to reflect on our practice?
Developing reflective practice
Exploring leadership: Roles and responsibilities of the early years professional

Part two: How does reflective practice inform work with children?

Introduction to part two
Children's social and emotional development
What's your attitude? Inclusion and early years settings
Creativity and early years settings
Listening to young children: Multiple voices, meanings and understandings

Part three: Leading-edge practice: A community of reflective professionals

Introduction to part three
Multi-agency working: Rhetoric or reality?
Reflective family-centred practices: Parents' perspectives and early intervention
Professional development and reflective practice
Reflection and developing a community of practice

Postscript: Democratic reflective practice in the early years