The New Early Years Foundation Stage: Changes, Challenges and Reflections: changes, challenges and reflections by Pat BeckleyThe New Early Years Foundation Stage: Changes, Challenges and Reflections: changes, challenges and reflections by Pat Beckley

The New Early Years Foundation Stage: Changes, Challenges and Reflections: changes, challenges and…

byPat Beckley

Paperback | September 16, 2013

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This book provides a timely overview of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and explores what this means for early years' pedagogy and practice. As well as discussing the philosophy and rationale underpinning the changes, there are practical suggestions to support practitioners with the implementation of the revised framework, as well as insights from experienced professionals who share their knowledge and understanding and support you in reflecting on your own principles and practice.

The book:

  • Fosters deep understanding of the revised EYFS framework
  • Provides a valuable source of reference for early years students and practitioners
  • Promotes and helps develop good practice in early years
  • Offers reflections and insights from experienced professionals into key areas of practice
  • Makes links between the EYFS and current research, theory and practice The book draws on a wealth of expertise to provide an essential handbook for all early years students, practitioners and academics who are privileged to be involved with the care and education of young children.

    "This contemporary and relevant text explores, from multiple perspectives, the key challenges facing early years practitioners at a time of unprecedented change in education. It systematically explores and offers insights into the many agencies including education, health and social care that work together to enable high quality early years practice to be developed. By drawing on a range of professionals in the field, it challenges the reader to critically analyse the characteristics of effective early learning and to consider the key underpinning pedagogy that informs it. It is accessible to a wide audience including students, researchers, teacher trainers and practitioners. I would strongly recommend it as a set text on our Primary and Early Years PGCE course."
    Derval Carey-Jenkins, Principal Lecturer: PGCE Primary and Early Years Course Leader, University of Worcester, UK

    "This contemporary book focusing on the new Early Years Foundation Stage is an essential read for those studying and delivering early years curriculum and pedagogy. The book draws on theory, research, policy and practice and ensures that the chapters have significance to all early years practitioners. It challenges the reader to think reflectively about the EYFS and what is appropriate provision to support and develop young children's learning. The book is effectively organised into four relevant parts and is a very accessible read, often exemplifying high quality provision through interesting research observations, case studies and scenarios."
    Dr Avril Brock, Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

    Contributors: Jan Ashbridge, Pat Beckley, Emma Butcher, Elizabeth Carruthers, Liz Creed, Julie Kitchen, Rachel Sparks Linfield, Estelle Martin, Jane Murray, Jackie Musgrave, Kathy Ring, Anita Soni, Corinne Syrnyk

Dr Pat Beckley is Senior Lecturer and Academic Co-ordinator for the PGCE Primary 3 - 7 at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK.
Title:The New Early Years Foundation Stage: Changes, Challenges and Reflections: changes, challenges and…Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.49 × 6.77 × 0.55 inPublished:September 16, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335246982

ISBN - 13:9780335246984

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Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors
Foreword by Nigel Appleton

Part 1: The foundations of early years
Early years pedagogy into practice
The environment for learning
The adults around the child

Part 2: The prime areas of learning and development
Personal, social and emotional development
Physical development
Communication and language

Part 3: The specific areas of learning and development
Literacy: a broad understanding of what it means to be literate
Mathematics: young children co-construct their mathematical enquiries
Understanding the world: 'When did they paint the trees green?'
Expressive arts and design

Part 4: Advanced early years pedagogy
Birth-5 issues: addressing challenging behaviour in the early years
Problem-solving and thinking in the early years
Good practice for the welfare of the child
Challenges and convergence