It has now been re-issued in its second edition owing to a demand from students and teachers. The book represents the essence of many talks given to parents and teachers of nursery and infant children and teacher trainers.
Author: John Brierley
John Brierley's book was first published in 1987 and was very well received. It has now been re-issued in its second edition owing to a demand from students and teachers. The book represents the essence of many talks given to parents and teachers of nursery and infant children and teacher trainers. Evidence is used to demonstrate the young brain's potential, flexibility and resilience and to highlight the crucial importance of the pre-school and early school years to later development. The study supports the move for more and better opportunities for children in the crucial years from birth to seven.
Brain Studies and Early Childhood Education John Brierley ... A child's experience up to the age of 7 is enormously important, but we know little about which experiences can benefit a child at an early age, and we are only beginning to ...
Brierley, J. (1994) Give Me a Child until he is Seven: Brain Studies and Early Education, 2nd edition. London: The Falmer Press. British Educational Research Association Early Years Special Interest Group (BERA SIG) (2003) Early Years ...
Author: Tim Waller
'This is an interesting, comprehensive and up-to-date book, which will be useful not just for students, but for experienced practitioners who want to gain a broader, more strategic understanding of the development of early childhood services' - Early Years Update 'This is a stimulating, well-structured book with excellent references to further relevant research. I am confident students will find this a meaningful key text in their study of early childhood, early years leadership and every aspect of early years education and practice' - Denise Corfield, Edge Hill University Covering the major themes of early childhood education and care, this new edition of a popular book has been updated to cover recent developments in the early years field. Linking theory and practice, it covers Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), the National Professional Qualification for Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL) and the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Where appropriate, account is taken of the regional differences between policy and practice in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Chapters look at: children's rights; protecting and safeguarding children; inclusive practice for children with special educational needs; collaborative practice across education, health and social work; child health; appropriate ways to study and gain knowledge of children; theories of modern childhood; children's learning; and international perspectives. There are 5 entirely new chapters on: - working with families - children's well-being - outdoor play and learning - understanding diversity - workforce development and professionalism. With lots of helpful features such as chapter objectives, questions for reflection and discussion and recommended further reading, this new edition also includes: - extra case studies - useful websites - a glossary of key terms. Essential reading for students new to Early Childhood Studies, this book will be a useful source of references and further reading throughout any early years degree programme.
... of Early Learning. London: Royal Society of Arts. Barbatis, G., Camacho, M. and Jackson, L. (2004) Does it speak to me? ... Brierley, J. (1994) Give Me a Child until He is Seven: Brain Studies and Early Childhood Education.
Author: Frances Atherton
Shortlisted for the 2013 Nursery World Awards! 'This exciting book will greatly enhance understanding of learning throughout the early years, and reinforces the importance of responsive professionals who understand children's schemas. Atherton and Nutbrown have brought together socio-cultural and cognitive learning theories with ease, and their metaphors are brilliantly evocative' -Dr Anne Meade, Consultant 'This book is drawn from a study carried out with rigour and contains several gems, such as the 'bike and slide exploration'; the idea of adults engaging in 'a dialogue of conceptual correspondence' with children; and tables outlining 'what the children might have been thinking'. A great read!' -Dr Cath Arnold, Pen Green Early Years Centre 'This is an exciting and illuminating account of babies and toddlers, following their schema fascinations with determination and competence, as they continually explore and experiment and come to know their world. This book captivated me. It should be in every early childhood education setting' -Pam Cubey This is the first book to focus specifically on Schemas and children under three. The authors trace the development of schemas from motor level through to symbolic representation, and show how to use schema theory to understand young children's learning and behaviour. This accessible and student-friendly book includes: -activities and discussion points -links to policy and practice -descriptive observational material -a look at the ethics of this kind of research -numerous photographs and illustrations -suggestions for follow-up reading The book is aimed at early childhood professionals and practitioners in ECEC settings, as well as those on initial training courses, teacher education, Early Years courses, and higher degrees.
Designing and building an outdoor environment for young children', Early Years, 14(2), pp.34–7. Bird, M. (1991) Mathematicsfor Young ... Brierley, J. (1987) Give Me a Child Until He is Seven: brain studies and early childhood education.
Author: Sue Robson
This work, designed to be used as a basic textbook for student teachers taking B.Ed and PGCE initial training courses: provides an accessible but rigorous treatment of early childhood education, integrating ideas and practice; acts as a springboard for students' further study; arose out of the concerns and needs expressed by students themselves; and has been written from a well-known centre for early childhood studies. Practitioner examples are included throughout, together with selected readings.
Brierley, J. (1994) Give Me a Child until He is Seven: Brain Studies and Early Childhood Education. 2nd edn. London: Falmer Press. British Educational Research Association (BERA) (1992) Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research.
Author: Cathy Nutbrown
'This book should be required reading for all those with responsibility for children under the age of three and is the ideal guide for students on training courses...or for those pursuing continuing professional development - Early Years Educator 'All the material presented is accessible and clear...it is an invaluable source of information for further research....It comes highly recommended' - Early Years Update 'From the very first page, Cathy Nutbrown and Jools Page lay down the twin cornerstones of this fabulous book, the sheer brilliance of babies' minds and the daunting challenges facing those who work with them professionally....This is a principled book, underpinned by a commitment to advocacy and respect for under threes. Yet it is practical too, rich in case vignettes and linked reflections. I hope it will come to be regarded as required reading by those with responsibility for children under three' - Peter Elfer, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Roehampton University This book is an essential companion for all who work with children under three. It makes current research accessible, and provides practical support material for curriculum, learning, teaching, planning and assessment. The authors focus on work in settings of all kinds to promote best practice and offer a high quality experience for the age range. Key features of the book are: - a theoretical foundation relevant to different social contexts - an accessible summary of research into learning and development - a review of current policies on provision - a discussion of international approaches to support learning and development - case studies and practice-based examples of approaches to developing effective and appropriate provision in group settings and home care. This book is for students on initial training courses including foundation degrees, NVQ, early childhood studies degrees and those seeking Early Years Professional Status. It is also for practitioners whether in initial training, BA and MA degrees or in continuing professional development.
We need to ensure that such research reaches early years practitioners so that a research-informed profession is in place for the future. ... Brierley, J. (1994) Give Me a Child Until He is Seven. ... Early Education, Summer, 7–8.
Author: Sarah Cousins
This book explores learning in the early years and emphasises the importance of learning in social contexts, through the senses and within close relationships. It moves away from the focus on ‘learning’ as the acquisition of knowledge, and instead emphasises the importance of personal, social and emotional development in early years education. Arguing that young children learn best when they are supported by reliable, engaged and attentive people who know them well, this book challenges readers to reflect on their own practice and think about how emotions play a part in young children’s learning and development. Each chapter of this book discusses a different aspect of emotional, sensory and social learning, from philosophical perspectives on learning, leadership and inclusive practice, to the importance of promoting the development of children’s emotional intelligence, forming close attachments to children, and encouraging them to learn through their senses. The reader is provided with a wealth of ideas and examples for application in the classroom. Numerous practical examples, reference to contemporary research, and the authors’ acknowledgement of the challenges faced by practitioners make this an inspiring and pertinent resource for new and experienced teachers and practitioners, as well as trainees and students in the fields of early years and primary education. Readers will develop the skills needed to engage in outstanding, learning-focused practice.
REFERENCES Abbot , L. and Moylett , H. ( eds ) ( 1997 ) Working with the Under 3s : Responding to Children's Needs ... Brierley , J. ( 1987 ) Give Me a Child until He is Seven : Brain Studies and Early Childhood Education , Falmer ...
Author: Cathy Nutbrown
`The focus of Threads of Thinking is on children's patterns of learning and thinking, particularly schemas. However, the book as a whole is much more than that and provides material for reflection by anyone working with and for young children. Many of the examples discussed are ones considered in the First Edition, but the changes Cathy Nutbrown has made throughout the book bring it right up to date, including some speculation on the ideas of a "Foundation Stage" in England. There is much here that is valuable for reading alone, but also a lot that could be shared by groups of people, including those already working in the field as well as those in training' - International Journal of Early Years Education
REFERENCES Arnold, C. (2003) Observing Harry: Child Developmentand Learning 0—5. Maidenhead: Open University Press. ... Brierley, J. (1987) Give Me a Child Until He Is Seven: Brain Studies and Early Childhood Education. London: Falmer.
Author: Meade, Anne
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Forlagets beskrivelse: This book explores the frequently observed schemas of young children-patterns of behaviour from which understanding and growth is derived-and draws out the nature of this learning.
Boaler, J. (2002a) The development of disciplinary relationships: knowledge, practice and identity in mathematics classrooms. ... Brierley, J. (1994) Give Me a Child Until He Is Seven: Brain Studies and Early Education, 2nd edn.
Author: Sue Waite
Learning outside the classroom is increasingly seen as beneficial in both early years and primary settings, and it is becoming embedded in the curriculum, but what are the benefits of this approach? What do children learn from being outside the classroom? This book explores why learning beyond the classroom is important for children, and offers practical examples of how to improve outdoor learning experiences for all children. In the face of the increasing restriction of children's outdoor experiences, it will help the reader rise to the challenge of finding creative opportunities for working across the curriculum through outdoor activities. Chapters cover: - the theory behind learning outside the classroom - transition from early years to primary practice - what outdoor learning looks like, in different contexts - teaching and learning across the curriculum outdoors - how to evaluate the effectiveness of different outdoor activities, and learning outside the classroom as a whole. Each chapter has case studies, thoughts on theory, points for practice and summaries to help readers digest the most important information. Critical thinking and reflective practice are encouraged throughout to support consideration of how outdoor learning relates to the curricula in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sue Waite is a Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, where she leads the outdoor and experiential learning research network in the Faculty of Education.