Supporting Children's Learning in the Early Years by Linda MillerSupporting Children's Learning in the Early Years by Linda Miller

Supporting Children's Learning in the Early Years

EditorLinda Miller, Carrie Cable, Gill Goodliff

Paperback | August 18, 2009

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Supporting Children¿s Learning in the Early Yearsis aimed at early years practitioners who are developing their knowledge and understanding of professional practice through studying at undergraduate level. The book encourages readers to consider their professional development as reflective practitioners, building on and supporting the government agenda to provide quality provision for young children and their families.

Combining theory and practice, and bringing together current research and thinking in a broad range of areas, the book covers:

  • Learning environments: young children as learners, assessment of learning, well being and children¿s rights, diversity and inclusion.
  • Learning and development: children¿s development including social and emotional development, literacy and mathematical development, the potential of ICT, fostering creativity, musical development and knowledge and understanding of the world.
  • Reflective practice: the learning environment, safeguarding and wellbeing, the reflective practitioner.

Throughout, the contributions in this book encourage the reader to consider the diverse range of experiences which young children bring to early years and early primary settings and suggest ways in which they can be supported. The book will also be a valuable and unique resource for training providers of a range of courses at further and higher education level that prepare people to work with, and lead in, early years settings in the UK.

Linda Milleris Emeritus Professor of Early Years at The Open University.Carrie Cableis a Senior Lecturer in Education at The Open University and Director of a DCSF funded research project into language learning in primary schools.Gill Goodliffis a Senior Lecturer and Head of Awards for Early Years at The Open University.
Title:Supporting Children's Learning in the Early YearsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.7 inPublished:August 18, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415496977

ISBN - 13:9780415496971

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction Carrie Cable, Linda Miller and Gill Goodliff Part 1 Roles, provision and practicesLinda Miller Introduction  1. Young children as learnersAngela Anning and Anne Edwards 2. Promoting children¿s welfare by respecting their rights Gerison Lansdown 3. Identity, self-esteem and learningIram Siraj-Blatchford and Priscilla Clarke 4. Parent partnership and inclusion in the early yearsAlice Paige-Smith 5. Living and learningClaire Young 6. A folk model of assessment ¿ and an alternativeMargaret Carr 7. Listening to children Alison Clark 8. Observing childrenJane Devereux Part 2 Learning and DevelopmentCarrie Cable Introduction  9. Children¿s social and emotional developmentNaima Browne 10. Children from birth to three playing, growing and learning through moving and doingJulie Manning-Morton and Maggie Thorp 11. Young children becoming literateRobinCampbell 12. Science and ICTRosemary Feasey and Margaret Still 13. Creative practice and pratice which fosters creativityAnna Craft and Bob Jeffrey 14. Great communicatorsMarian Whitehead 15. Born mathematicalLinda Pound 16. Problem solvingSue Gifford 17. Knowledge and understanding of the world developed through a garden projectJane Devereux and Ann BridgesPart 3 Learning environments ¿ children and adultsIntroductionGill Goodliff 18. The democratic and reflective professional: rethinking and reforming the early years workforce Peter Moss 19. Reflection and developing a community of practiceAlice Paige-Smith and Anna Craft 20. Exploring children¿s expressions of attachment in nurseryPeter Elfer 21. Emotional wellbeing Marion Dowling 22. The physical environmentSue Robson 23. The future of childhood Jennie Lindon 24. Creating contexts for professional developmnentAngela Anning and Anne Edwards