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Child Observation for the Early Years

Child Observation for the Early Years

Second Edition

June 2012 | 184 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 candidates on EYPS pathways. It enables students to appreciate the central role of observation for understanding, planning for and educating early years children. The theoretical background to child observation is covered in detail, the text highlights important works and considers the ethical implications. This Second Edition includes new chapters on recording and analysing and the curriculum and is fully updated throughout with links to the updated Early Years Foundation Stage. Interactive activities and real life case studies are included to help the reader engage with the text and make essential links between theory and practice.

Ioanna Palaiologou is a lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Educational Studies at the University of Hull and a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society with specialism on child development and learning theories. Ioanna is currently leading the Masters in Early Childhood Studies, supervises a number of PhD students and is the Academic coordinator for Research Students Support.

About the Early Years Series

This series has been designed to support degree and foundation degree students of early years, early childhood and realted disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion, and further reading suggestions, including useful websites, are provided to help students access extended learning in each topic.

Other titles in the series are Child Development for Early Childhood Studies, Successful Placements in Early Years Settings and Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies.

Introduction: Policy Context and Observation
The Pedagogy of Early Years
The Role of Observations in Early Years
Oservation Techniques
Analysing and Documenting Observations
Ethical Implications
Observing for Development
Observing for Research
Observing for the Curriculum
Summary: Early Years Workforce and Observation

'This book empowers students to understand the crucial role of observatin for understanding, planning for and educating early years children'
-Early Years Educators

'This is a practical text that will be very useful for practitioners working towards early years professional status (EYPS)
Early Years Update

Very useful book, will recommend to team.

Mrs Danae Copley
Education , Central Bedfordshire College
November 27, 2015

Thorough and understandable. Past students have relied heavily on this text to give them a knowledgeable but easy to follow reference for Child Development observations

Mrs Nicola Demetriadi
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
November 20, 2015

Very useful for students going out on placement to undertake assessments as part of their assignments. I have also recommended this as a starter text for MA Education students who are unfamiliar with early years settings.

Mrs Felicity Kyffin
School Of Education, Bangor University
July 3, 2015

really good for new EYE level 3 diploma

Mrs Carol Darwin
Higher education , Ashton Sixth Form College
June 25, 2015

Useful book for both undergraduate early years students

Miss Lorna Wardle
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
June 12, 2015

Gives a clear review of the importance of observations, different observation techniques that can be used and the text is supported with tasks for the learner to complete throughout each chapter.

Miss Rebecca Pace
Health & Social Care, Walbottle Campus
June 8, 2015

An excellent resource for early years students getting to grips with child observations as an assessment method. The many examples, photographs and case studies help to link theory to practice and to clarify the purpose for observations. Highly recommended.

Mrs Anna Colgan
Higher Education, Banbury and Bicester College
June 2, 2015

As the new EYE qualification as come into force, this covers in depth the reasons why we need to assess and observe children's progress and how to forward planning.

Mrs Carol M darwin
Higher education , Ashton Sixth Form College
May 12, 2015

Extremely useful for our students in terms of EYFS practice.

Mrs Ani Thomas
EHS, Derby University
December 16, 2014

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Ioanna Palaiologou

Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou will be discussing key ideas from The Early Years Foundation Stage in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS is an Associate at the Institute of Education, University College London, Centre for Leadership in Learning. Ioanna has worked as a university academic in the UK for the last 20 years and is now returning to her career as a child psychologist.  She is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society with specialism on child... More About Author

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