Studying Childhood and Early Childhood
A Guide for Students
- Kay Sambell - University of Northumbria, UK
- Mel Gibson - University of Northumbria, UK
- Sue Miller - Childrens' Services, Newcastle City Council
SAGE Study Skills Series
"I think this is an excellent book for childhood and early childhood students, and I can't recommend it highly enough. The authors have captured precisely the challenging issues for students, and this book really helps to develop students' understanding of the importance of knowledge and judgment in their future work with children."
- Elise Alexander, Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University
Covering all the key themes, different theoretical views and approaches to studying childhood and early childhood, this book guides you through your course, telling you exactly what is expected of you throughout your studies. It will ensure you develop the skills you need to become successful, and key areas covered include:
- Making the transition from personal experience of children, to studying childhood
- Making the most of your lectures
- Writing good assignments
- Learning how to study independently
- Developing your critical thinking
- Drawing on the full range of student resources (people, services, research visits)
- Getting a job in the early years sector
The new edition has been thoroughly updated and now contains:
- A new chapter on placements and visits
- Detailed advice on how to avoid plagiarism
- Full consideration of multi-agency working, throughout every chapter
- Advice on career opportunities and further study
Designed to support students in their studies and beyond, this book is an essential purchase for anyone studying childhood or early childhood.
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Useful tool for mature aged Foundation Students returning to study after a break
A really useful book for students both on early childhood studies course and foundation degree
A good all rounder
This is a great companion for students studying for their BA in Childhood studies. I feel it is especially beneficial for students who have returned to education after a break.
Brilliant lots of case studies and to think about sections throughout the text to reinforce understanind of subject area.
Interesting read, with a good overview for anyone considering studying early childhood. Useful for learners studying at level 4 to 6.
A useful book giving a plethora of relevant and necessary information for students regarding study skills. The practical issues and case studies are pertinent. The front cover would benefit from a picture/photograph.
A fantastic resource which offers examples and guidance for academic writing. The section which translates phrases from every day conversation into academic language is especially helpful. Idea for students studying Early Childhood Studies, Learning Support or Education at Foundation Degree or Degree level.
For the theory part of the TA Level 2 and 3 courses this text is excellent and will be well used in my sessions
An excellent book which clearly outlines what students need in order to be successul in their studies. I am sure they will dip in and out of it over the period of their Early Childhood degree.