Foundations of Learning by Julie FisherFoundations of Learning by Julie Fisher

Foundations of Learning

byJulie Fisher

Paperback | February 16, 2002

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The introduction of the Foundation Stage for children age three to becoming six has had a profound impact on policy and practice in early education in the UK. The choice of the word 'foundation' to describe this first stage of learning has emphasised the importance of children's earliest experiences in underpinning all their subsequent attitudes and achievements. In this innovative and challenging book, Julie Fisher has brought together some of the country's leading early years specialists to explore how educators can establish firm foundations for young children's learning. The themes in the book are stimulated by the metaphor of 'foundations', with an introduction by an architect who explains the principles of establishing firm foundations for buildings. Each of these established engineering principles is then creatively explored from an educational perspective as the authors seek to question how the foundations laid for buildings can offer fresh insights into the principles for creating firm foundations for learning.
Julie Fisher is the Early Years Adviser for Oxfordshire. Before moving to Oxfordshire she was lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the University of Reading. She has been headteacher of two schools - one an infant and nursery in outer London, the other a nursery, first and middle combined school in Buckinghamshire.
Title:Foundations of LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.54 × 5.35 × 0.39 inPublished:February 16, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0335209912

ISBN - 13:9780335209910

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Table of Contents

Foundations take longer to create than buildings
The higher the building, the firmer the foundations have to be
The more stress a building is likely to face, the more flexible the foundations need to be
When building on poor ground, the foundations must be strengthened to compensate
If new buildings are to be added to existing buildings, making the right connections between the foundations is crucial
When testing foundations, early strength is not a reliable predictor of later strength
If foundations are inadequate, it is very, very expensive to underpin them later on