Included are chapters on:
- Psychoanalytical theories
- Maria Montessori
- Steiner Waldorf education
- Post-modern and post-structuralist perspectives
- Forest Schools
- Vivian Gussin Paley
- Te Whatilderiki
Written in an accessible style and relevant to all levels of early years courses, the book has staggered levels of Further Reading that encourage reflection and promotes progression.
Linda Miller is Professor Emeritus of Early Years, The Open University
Linda Pound is a consultant and author, renowned for her work in early years education and care.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 478 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 x 15 mm
Journal of Early Childhood Research
'Critical thinkers, concerned with influencing critical issues, such as so-called `schoolification' and `school-readiness' will appreciate in this book the pivotal positioning of learning through play. In the final chapter the editors reiterate the importance of play in theories of early childhood learning and challenge current political trends towards the `schoolification' of learning in the early years' -
As today's graduates become the leadership and management of tomorrow's world of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) they are well advised to proceed to the book store for their own copy of `Theories and Approaches to Learning in the Early Years'.
'Some very complex theories are presented in a refreshingly accessible and highly reader friendly way in this fairly academic text...The discussion points in each chapter are particularly helpful in supporting and facilitating critical thinking, whether you are starting out in early education studies, or keeping up-to-date with the latest thinking' -
Early Years Educator
'This is a well-organised and timely overview of the `big picture' in Early Childhood Education and Care theory and practice, written by champions in their fields, highly accessible and offering real food for thought in beginning to inter-connect the complexities of ECEC. An excellent introductory text ' -
Professor of Playful Learning and Leeds Metropolitan University and Chair of TACTYC
'The authors are to be congratulated on presenting complex theories in a highly accessible form. Early childhood students and practitioners will find this an invaluable introduction to the wide range of theories underpinning research and practice in the field' -
Sue Rogers, Head of Department Learning, Curriculum and Communication,
Faculty of Children and Learning, Institute of Education
Sue Rogers, Head of Department Learning, Curriculum and Communication, Faculty of Children and Learning, Institute of Education
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