Child Observation

Child Observation

A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

Book - 2016
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Sage Publications

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.
Ioanna Palaiologou will be discussing ideas from Child Observation in Doing Your Early Years Research Project, a SAGE Masterclass for early years students and practitioners in collaboration with Kathy Brodie. Find out more here.

A key early years and early childhood course text enabling students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. New edition has been updated to make it more internationally relevant and accessible to students. 



Baker & Taylor
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. -- Provided by publisher.

Gardners
A key early years and early childhood course text enabling students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. New edition has been updated to make it more internationally relevant and accessible to students.

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This guide describes observation in the early childhood classroom and its relevance to curriculum in the UK. It addresses key influences in early childhood education, such as the dominant constructions of childhood, philosophical and psychological views, and key aspects of learning; the nature of observation and its role in relation to legislation and everyday practice; common observation techniques, with examples; issues of analysis and documentation; ethics; practical examples for observing children; observation as a research tool; the role of observation in the curriculum; and the role of practitioners, the issue of professionalism, and the importance of observation skills. This edition has been updated to reflect recent policy and legislation in the UK. It also has a new chapter on the context of early childhood in England and elsewhere and the key elements of child observation around the world, as well as new international case studies. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA :, SAGE/Learning Matters,, [2016]
Edition: 3rd edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781473952409
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 25 cm

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