Success with your Early Years Research Project

Success with your Early Years Research Project

‘Action research and Early Years practices go together, as naturally as the new day rising. This book is a celebration of new days.

Author: Rosie Walker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473905634

Category: Education

Page: 160

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‘Action research and Early Years practices go together, as naturally as the new day rising. This book is a celebration of new days. Early Years research is a practice for creative thinking for new tomorrows; the book shows us how to do this, and is to be commended for anyone who wishes to find innovative ways to think and act for all new beginnings.’ -Jean McNiff, Professor of Educational Research, York St John University Where do you start with a research project? How do you choose a good question? What are tutors looking for in an outstanding project? This book will help you answer all of the above and that is just the beginning. With examples of real research projects from students just like you, it takes you through each step of the process including: Choosing your question and approach Making sure your research is ethical Gathering and analysing data Reaching conclusions Putting your findings into practice. After each example the authors provide commentary on what made each project so good, or what needed more work, helping you see what a good project really looks like. Suitable for anyone tackling a research project as part of the Early Years course, at foundation or degree level, this book will help you make sure your project is interesting, relevant and impacts on your practice.
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Success with Your Early Years Research Project

Success with Your Early Years Research Project

British Educational Inquiry Association (BERA) (2011) Revised Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research. Southwell: BERA. ... Callan, S. and Reed, M. (eds) (2011) Work-Based Research in the Early Years. London: Sage.

Author: Rosie Walker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473905627

Category: Education

Page: 160

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'Action research and Early Years practices go together, as naturally as the new day rising. This book is a celebration of new days. Early Years research is a practice for creative thinking for new tomorrows; the book shows us how to do this, and is to be commended for anyone who wishes to find innovative ways to think and act for all new beginnings.' -Jean McNiff, Professor of Educational Research, York St John University Where do you start with a research project? How do you choose a good question? What are tutors looking for in an outstanding project? This book will help you answer all of the above and that is just the beginning. With examples of real research projects from students just like you, it takes you through each step of the process including: Choosing your question and approach Making sure your research is ethical Gathering and analysing data Reaching conclusions Putting your findings into practice. After each example the authors provide commentary on what made each project so good, or what needed more work, helping you see what a good project really looks like. Suitable for anyone tackling a research project as part of the Early Years course, at foundation or degree level, this book will help you make sure your project is interesting, relevant and impacts on your practice.
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Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

how play is perceived by my colleagues and other Chinese early years teachers. By contrast in Western countries, where teachers frequently encourage play, research has shown that play contributes to children's overall development, ...

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526450692

Category: Education

Page: 257

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This bestselling guide takes the reader on a practical step-by-step journey of an early years research project by breaking down each section into accessible and digestible topics.
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A Critical Companion to Early Childhood

A Critical Companion to Early Childhood

McNiff, J. (2010) Action Research for Professional Development. Dorset: September Books. Walker, R. and Solvason, C. (2014) Success with your Early Years Research Project. London: Sage.

Author: Michael Reed

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473909311

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 978

In this stimulating and provocative book the editors have drawn together a diverse and international range of respected authors, each of whom has taken a critical approach to the contentious question of how you define and achieve quality early childhood services. It is a book designed to provoke and promote critical dialogue and discourse amongst practitioners and students through critical engagement with the position of the authors within the text. I believe anyone who reads this book will be inspired and motivated to challenge and extend their thinking and professional practice, adopting the critical stance which lies at the heart of quality services for children and families. Professor Chris Pascal, Director of Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) Early childhood is a complex and important area of study where it is important to develop your critical thinking and reflect upon key issues. This book will help do both. It explores interrelated topics such as: Child development Play Safeguarding Professionalism Curriculum and Policy Each chapter will not only engage with what you need to know but help you develop your academic skills. The book also comes with lots of online resources which can be found at https://study.sagepub.com/reedandwalker and include: Podcasts from the authors of each chapter so you can better understand the key concepts PowerPoints to help you revise the essential information Journal articles related to each chapter provide further reading Michael Reed and Rosie Walker are both Senior Lecturers in Early Childhood at the Institute of Education, University of Worcester.
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Early Years Practice

Early Years Practice

This book guides the reader in doing research on early childhood, and the companion website gives helpful information on doing research. Level 5 Walker, R. and Solvason, C. (2014) Success with your early years research project.

Author: Elaine Hallet

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473954885

Category: Education

Page: 216

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‘I would recommend this book to students and trainees who wish to extend their knowledge and understanding of early years practice beyond level 3. This book is accessible, up to date and focuses on translating theory into practice, incorporating the essential higher order skill of reflection. The pedagogical foundations within place children firmly at the centre, whilst acknowledging the highly influential early years practitioner in the wider context of family, community and inclusive practice.’ Sarah Barton, Senior Lecturer and EY ITT Programme Leader, School of Education and Continuing Studies, University of Portsmouth Are you studying to become an early years teacher or educator, or studying for an early years degree, and looking for a book to guide you through your qualification? With stories of practice, questions for reflection, further reading and links to the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years), this book links professional practice with theory and research and will help you: · understand how children learn and develop · engage with the curriculum and the practice of teaching · learn more about the structure and reality of early years provision and practice for children aged from 0–8 years · develop ways to reflect upon your practice · develop professional skills and attributes needed to take a leading role · understand how to apply all of this to practice. This core textbook is ideal for students of early years and early childhood courses and will support you in your practice in the early years.
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Your Guide to Successful Postgraduate Study

Your Guide to Successful Postgraduate Study

She is the Pathway Lead for the Master's in Early Childhood and is a PhD supervisor. Along with her colleague, Rosie Walker, she co-authored Success with Your Early Years Research Project (Sage, 2014), which has received very positive ...

Author: Geoffrey C Elliott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526450494

Category:

Page: 145

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Not quite sure how to raise your standards from undergrad level to post-grad level? This book suggests strategies and methods for making sure you meet the standards expected of postgraduate study.
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Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education

Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education

Available at http:// staffcentral.brighton.ac.uk/xpedio/groups/Public/documents/staffcentral/ doc011872.pdf (accessed 13 July 2015). Walker, R. and Solvason, C. (2014) Success With Your Early Years Research Project. London: Sage.

Author: Kath Tayler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317514398

Category: Education

Page: 144

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How can we support children to reach their full potential and not be constrained by gender expectations? Are gender roles fixed at birth or do they develop through experiences? Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Early Years Education introduces practitioners to key aspects of gender in the early years and explores how to ensure that children and staff teams are supported in settings that have outstanding practice. Considering the implications of gender in the context of supporting children, families and practitioners, this book examines the theoretical contexts that surround gender identity and explores current legislation and practice in order to provide practitioners with all the information they need to develop their own work and settings in an open and equal way. Offering a wealth of practical guidance, case studies and reflective questions which link to the EYFS, chapters cover: a theoretical approach to gender development; current legislation and the impact on early years practice; understanding gender fluidity and the way in which children express gender; creating gender equality when working with children and the role of manager in creating a supportive ethos. Including tasks, reflective points and links to useful websites and organisations, this book will be valuable reading for all early years practitioners and students that want to promote an inclusive environment for the children in their care, their families and colleagues.
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Writing Up Your Action Research Project

Writing Up Your Action Research Project

Vygotsky, L. S. (1962) Thought and Language. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Walker, R. and Solvason, C. (2014) Success With Your Early Years Research Project. London: Sage. Walliman, N. and Buckler, S. (2008) Your Dissertation in Education.

Author: Jean McNiff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317573883

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Many practice-based researchers have expert knowledge of doing research but often experience difficulties when writing it up and communicating the significance of what they have done. This book aims to help bridge the gap. Packed with practical advice and strong theoretical resources it takes you through the basics of designing and producing your text so that it will meet established standards and high quality assurance expectations. Divided into 3 distinctive parts, key points include: understanding writing practices engaging with the literatures how to write up a project report or dissertation how writing is judged in terms of professional and academic writing practices developing ideas for further study and publication Writing up Your Action Research Project is an essential text for practitioners on professional education and undergraduate courses across disciplines who want their writing to reflect the excellence of their research. It is the ideal companion to the author’s You and Your Action Research Project, now in its fourth edition.
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Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

Central to the success that can be gained from group conversations is that the power dynamics between the ... ( Mauthner , 1997 : 26 ) Thus in Connolly's ( 1998 ) research on five- and six - year - olds ' identity construction in an ...

Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141290112X

Category: Education

Page: 196

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This guide talks through the early years research project from start to finish. Drawing on the work of practitioners within the sector to illustrate concepts and methods, it brings the entire research process to life. Research summaries, key point checklists and discussion topics are included throughout.
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Mentoring and Coaching in Early Childhood Education

Mentoring and Coaching in Early Childhood Education

In her research she explores the role of narratives within professionalization. ... Pedagogies for leading practice (2019), A critical companion to early childhood (2015) and Success with your early years research project (2014).

Author: Michael Gasper

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350100749

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This book provides an introduction to the theory and practice of mentoring, coaching and supervision in the context of early childhood education and care. Written by a team of scholars from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and the USA the book includes a range of annotated case studies to exemplify important issues from around the world. The chapters are organized around four key principles: · Embedding professional one to one support within the setting · Maximising performance and professional development · Self and collaborative reflection for leadership · Managing and leading change Topics covered include discussion of the differences and similarities between mentoring, coaching and supervision; management and leadership in early childhood settings; safeguarding and child protection. Alongside the annotated case studies each chapter also includes a summary of key points and questions for further discussion.
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