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Child Observation
A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

Third Edition


September 2016 | 288 pages | Learning Matters

This is a key text for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in early childhood, early years and related disciplines and for Early Years Teacher candidates. It enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. 

This new Third Edition has been updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes and includes:

  • a new first chapter to help students to understand the context of early childhood in England and elsewhere
  • an exploration of the essential elements of child observation that are important across the world
  • new international case studies
  • a research chapter that has been re-written to improve its accessibility to students
  • more case studies throughout to link theory to practice.
 
Introduction: Policy context and observation
 
CHAPTER ONE The pedagogy of early childhood education
 
CHAPTER TWO The role of observation in early childhood education
 
CHAPTER THREE Observation Techniques
 
CHAPTER FOUR Analysing and documenting observations
 
CHAPTER FIVE Ethical implications
 
CHAPTER SIX Observing for development
 
CHAPTER SEVEN Observing for research
 
CHAPTER EIGHT Observing for the curriculum
Key features
  • Updated in line with recent policy and legislation changes
  • A new chapter helps students understand the context of early childhood in England and elsewhere
  • Material that explores the essential elements of child observation that are important across the world
  • International case studies
  • Research chapter re-written to make it more accessible for all students
  • More new case studies throughout linking theory to practice


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