Teaching Early Years
Theory and Practice
- Amanda Thomas - University of South Wales, UK
- Karen McInnes
This textbook focuses on the main areas of teaching young children, covering the 3-7 years age range that spans the early years and primary phases. The majority of chapters are written by both an academic and practitioner, reflecting a genuine theory and practice approach, and this helps the reader to set theoretical discussion in the context of real practice.
Key themes explored within the book include:
- Play and playfulness in the curriculum
- Child development in practice
- Literacy development and subject pedagogy
- Creativity and outdoor learning
Packed full of learning features such as case studies, reflective questions and lesson plans, Teaching Early Years is an essential resource for both students and practitioners, and will enhance your knowledge of how young children think and learn.
An accessible and interesting book, covering some interesting topics.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: What can we learn from UK Early Years curricula?