Shelia Nutkins and Catriona MacDonald have contributed to a new publication titled 'Reflective Teaching in Early Education' published on 26th February 2015.
Reflective Teaching in Early Education supports both undergraduate and postgraduate students and extended career-long professionalism for early years practitioners working in pre-schools, child care settings and the first years of primary schools.
This innovative book offers two levels of support:
· Comprehensive, evidence-based guidance is offered on key issues in early years practice - including building relationships, communication, behaviour, inclusion, curriculum planning, learning and teaching strategies.
· Evidence-informed 'principles' and 'concepts' to encourage a deeper understanding of teaching practices in early childhood education and care – as trailed with early years practitioners across the UK and informed by the Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP).
The team includes: Early Years Educationalists:
· Jennifer Colwell (University of Brighton, UK)
· Helen Beaumont (Early Years Advisor, Brighton, UK)
· Helen Bradford and Holly Linklater (Cambridge University, UK)
· Julie Canavan, Denise Kingston and Sue Lynch (University of Brighton, UK)
· Catriona McDonald and Sheila Nutkins (University of Aberdeen, UK)
· Tim Waller (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
Early Years Practitioners: · Emma Cook, Sarah Ottwell and Chris Randall (Oneworld Nursery, University of Brighton, UK) with staff from One World Nursery and Phoenix Nursery (University of Brighton, UK)
The Reflective Teaching Series is coordinated and edited by Andrew Pollard, former Director of the UK's Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP). This book, companion reader and website draw upon his work and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of early years practitioners, primary school teachers and educationalists to develop this text for those study and working in the field of Early Years Education.
Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Years Education directly complements and extends the chapters in this book. It has been designed to provide convenient access to key texts. It will be of particular help as a compact and portable library.
The associated website, reflectiveteaching.co.uk, offers an enormous range of supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings, advice on further reading and up-to-date policy and curriculum documents. It also features a compendium of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice.
Reflective Teaching in Early Education is one of the Reflective Teaching Series - applying principles of reflective practice in early years, schools, further, higher and adult education.