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Early Years Work-Based Learning

Early Years Work-Based Learning

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August 2010 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
This book supports students on foundation degrees and degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood Studies that have a work-based element. An essential introduction to becoming a professional in the sector, it begins by looking at work-based learning and goes on to cover study, research skills and essential subject knowledge. It includes activities to help students increase their confidence and get the most out of their course. Essential information on Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) considers the current scene and the future of the sector.
Introduction - work-based learning for Early Years and Early Childhood Studies
The Early Years sector in the UK - the current context
Early Years study
Becoming an early years professional
Supporting children's learning and development in practice - developing your specialist knowledge
Current debates in Early Years education and provision
The future - Early Years Professional Status

"The perfect introduction to the expectations of an Early Years Foundation degree student. The guide is not only excellent for the new student, it is also beneficial throughout their studies as there is relevance to many other modules." (Lecturer, University Centre Doncaster)

Useful text for Foundation Degree students studying Early Childhood Studies as it considers pertinent aspects of work-based learning and reflective practice.

Mrs Jayne Knott
Faculty of Education (Hull), Hull University
March 27, 2012

This book is packed with information to inform and support people studying Early Years and Education.
It offers a clear understanding of the sector, the terminology, the change,s the value of the 'new' professionals and how and why the changes have come about.
I think it will be a great support for learners developing there practice and understanding whilst in the workforce.
It includes practical ideas and suggestions for studying towards cypw qualifications as well as information and ideas to inspire engagement with the subject matter.

Ms Caroline Brooks
Childcare & Early Years, Sheffield College
March 21, 2012

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Penny Farrelly

Penny Farrelly comes from a Health Visiting background and is passionate about the health and well being of young children. She teaches evidence based practice on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme and has helped to develop the Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree Early Years and the BA (Hons) Practice Development (Early Years) for both of which she is a Senior Lecturer. She is also co-course leader for the Foundation Degree Working with Children and Young People, all at Buckinghamshire New University. More About Author

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ISBN: 9781844456154