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Child Development From Birth to 8 Years

Child Development From Birth to 8 Years
An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Child Development | Education

296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
An understanding of Child Development is necessary for early childhood students as it underpins all early year’s practice and curricula. This book provides students with an in-depth understanding of the research, theory and current practice, supporting them through a complex area. Offering a fresh take, this book examines child development through a range of disciplines including psychology, education, sociology, anthropology and philosophy. Chapters are structured to support readers in understanding complex theory, with key features such as case studies which put theory into practice, reflective questions to encourage critical thinking, chapter summaries, further reading, and more.

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Education at University of South Wales.

Alyson Lewis is Lecturer in Education Development at Cardiff University.
PART 1: Understanding interdisciplinary approaches to child development
The Psychology of Child Development
The Sociology of Child Development
The Economics of Child Development
The Anthropology of Child Development
The Philosophy of Child Development
The Neuroscience of Child Development
The Education of Child Development
PART 2: Exploring the domains of child development
Physical Development and Growth
Social Development
Emotional Development
Creative Development
Spiritual Development
Cognitive Development
Language Development
PART 3: Contemporary aspects of practice
Understanding Play through the Disciplines and Domains
Understanding Well-being through the Disciplines and Domains
Understanding Global Curricula through the Approaches and Domains
Understanding Inclusivity through the Disciplines and Domains
Understanding How Shared Spaces Support Child Development and the Role of the Adult within this
Opportunities to Recap and Reflect (The Conclusion)

Amanda Thomas

Alyson Lewis

Dr Alyson Lewis has worked in a range of sectors including Early Years/Primary Education, Further and Higher Education and the Welsh Government as a social researcher. In Further Education she led two Foundation Degrees and a Top-up Degree and was award leader at Bath Spa University for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and delivered modules to students in China studying the transnational education programme. She is currently lecturer in education development at Cardiff University teaching on the fellowship programme. She completed her PhD in 2017 which examined the concept and practices of well-being in the early years curriculum. She... More About Author