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Observing Learning in Early Childhood
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Observing Learning in Early Childhood



December 2022 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book is a concise and accessible guide to observation as a tool for supporting learning for children aged 0 - 5. It provides comprehensive coverage of the what, why, and how of observation, brought to life with extensive case studies and contextualised alongside other crucial Early Years’ topics, including child development and play.

This book encourages readers to consider their own context and practice, with reflective questions at the end of each chapter and specific chapters on linking observations to the curriculum and sharing insights with parents and colleagues.

The focus on both learning and self-reflection makes ‘Observing Learning in Early Childhood’ ideal for students, newly qualified teachers, and current practitioners alike.

Dr. Stella Louis is a freelance early years consultant, with 34 years’ experience of working with children and families across the UK, South Africa and Australia.
 
Why Observations Matter
 
The Cycle of Observation
 
The Network for Learning
 
The 12 Features of Play
 
Schemas
 
Observing and Identifying Schemas
 
Interpreting Learning
 
Reflecting on Observations and Links to the Curriculum
 
Observations as a Tool – Sharing Observations with Parents and Colleagues
 
Translating Professional Knowledge into Practice

Stella Louis

Dr Stella Louis is a freelance early years consultant. She originally trained as a NNEB nursery nurse and has taught on the NNEB specialising in observations, Stella has thirty four years’ experience of working with children and families. For the last ten years she has been involved in training educators and is particularly interested in observation and its part in supporting learning, development and teaching. Currently Stella leads a small team of Froebelian travelling tutors in promoting, developing and delivering the Froebel Trust Short Courses in the United Kingdom.Stella is author of numerous books and articles including... More About Author

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