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The real strength of this book is the large amount of activities and case studies that will be extremely useful for Foundation degree students to conduct and will enable links between theory and practice. Excellent links to theorists and play, written in an accessible way for students.
This is an excellent text and will support those aspiring to leadership. Chapter nine provides a clear overview of the differences between leadership and management. Detailed case studies support the practitioner, to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership and management in a contextualised manner. The chapter has a srong focus on the importance of reflection, within the early years sector. The text makes useful links to Teacher's Standards and Ofsted Reports.
A good read - supports students to understand the importance of becoming a reflective practitioner in day to day practice. The book has activities throughout each chapter that supports the learner to develop their own skills of reflection.
This text is particularly of use to students who take their foundation degree following A levels at school.
Very easy book to read, I have used this book and recommended to students it includes everything you need to read about becoming a reflective practitioner.
Supportive text for those who are new to the sector, as well as providing opportunities for thoughtful reflection for those with wider experience.
Covering themes such as child-centred practice, reflective practice, inclusive environments and safe practice, it introduces students to the wide scope of practice in the early years. Throughout, practical examples, case studies and theory focus features help students to make links between theory and practice and to begin to develop their own sense of professional practice in the sector.
A great book for any childcare practitioner. Easy to read and apply to practice.
Good all round book for early childhood students. The accessible chapters include case studies, summaries and self assessment questions. This book is also useful for early years course tutors for planning seminar activities and lectures.
Lovely book for first year students who have little background in Early Years.
This is an accessible user friendly text to support students on Early Childhood Studies programmes. It gives a very good overview of many different aspects of early childhood practice and enables the reader to not only gain valuable knowledge and information on a range of pertinent issues in relation to working with children and families, but also provides opportunities to extend thinking further and reflect on the issues discussed. The case studies and the activities throughout are highly relevant and an invaluable aspect of this resource.
This is an excellent text book for a number of modules on both the Foundation Degree and BA (Top up) outlining both national and global perspectives.
'This is a good book which provides up to date material and would be useful for students independent study.'
This book is really easy and friendly to use in class or independent study. The material is up to date, especially the chapter on Safeguarding and I have used the case study's in class discussion and refection work.
Easy size for students to carry and flick through fro research.
Some good chapter themes, with a good balance of activities and delivery. Some chapters eg. the section on observation felt a little simplistic and I felt it needed a deeper approach