The Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice

The Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice

by Ioanna Palaiologou (Editor)

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The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, and is the ideal companion for anyone undertaking any Early Years or Early Childhood Studies course, or those working towards Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

The third edition now includes new chapters on;

· International Perspectives on Early childhood Education and Care

· The Issue of Professionalism

· Pedagogical Documentation

· Using the Outdoor Environments in Early childhood Pedagogy

· The Role of Digital Technologies in the Early Years

This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including;

· A Companion Website with weblinks, free SAGE journal articles, extended case studies and annotated further readings. Click here to access.

· Chapter Roadmaps to identify what each chapter will cover at-a-glance.

· Case Studies in each chapter to help you link theory to practice

· ‘Reflection Points’, ‘Reflective Tasks’ and ‘Points for Discussion’, to help you critically reflect on how the chapter can be applied to your personal and professional development.

· Further Readings directing you to external resources to help deepen your understanding

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473908192
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

About the Author

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 AFBPs S 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 development and learning theories and was appointed as Associate Fellow of BPS this year. Currently she is the Co-Director of Canterbury Educational Services and Head of Children’s Services in the same company.

Whilst completing her Ph D Ioanna worked both as a researcher in education and lecturer on Education and Early Childhood Studies in UK universities. In 2004 she joined the University of Hull and during the next nine years she worked as Programme Director of BA (Hons) Educational Studies, Co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies provision, Course Leader for the Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Academic Coordinator for Research Students Support within the Faculty of Education. Her most recent post in higher education was with Canterbury Christ Church University from January, 2014 where she remains as an Associate Doctoral Supervisor.

She joined BESA in 2005. She is a member of the Executive and has been the Chair in 2011-2012. Currently she is the Treasurer of the association.

Her recent books include:

Palaiologou, I., (forthcoming-2016) Child Observation for Early Childhood (3rd edition), London: Learning Matters, an Imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd.

Palaiologou, I., (Ed) (2016) Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice (3rd edition), London: SAGE.

Palaiologou, I, Needham, D, and Male. T., (Eds) (2016), Doing Research in Education: Theory and Practice, London: SAGE.

Palaiologou, I., (2012) Child Observation for the Early Years (2nd edition), London: Learning Matters, an Imprint of SAGE Publications Ltd.

Palaiologou, I., (Ed) (2012) Ethical Practice in Early Childhood, London: SAGE.

Some of her recent selected papers include:

Male, T., and Palaiologou, I., (2015) Pedagogical leadership in the 21st century, in Educational Management Administration and Leadership, vol 43 (2), pp 214-231. (DOI 10.1177/1741143213494889).

Feldges, T., Male, T., Palaiologou, I., and Burwood, S., (2015) The Quest to Re-energise Academic Staff in an Age of Performativity, in Educational Futures, vol 7 (1), pp 1-15.

Alameen L., Male, T., and Palaiologou, I., (2015) Exploring Pedagogical Leadership in Early Years Education in Saudi Arabia, in School Leadership & Administration (DOI: 10.1080/13632434.2014.992773).

Palaiologou, I., (2014) Children Under Five and Digital Technologies: Implication for Early Years Pedagogy, in The European Early Childhood Research Journal, vol 24 (1) (printed copy publication 2016) (DOI:10.1080/1350293X.2014.929876).

Palaiologou, I., (2014) “Do we hear what children want to say?” Ethical Praxis when choosing research tools with children under five, in Early Child Development and Care , vol 184 (5), pp 689-705 (DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2013.809341)

Male. T., and Palaiologou, I., (2012) Learning –Centred Leadership or Pedagogical Leadership? An alternative approach to leadership in education contexts, in International Journal of Leadership in Education , vol 15 (1) pp. 107-118 (DOI: 10.1080/13603124.2011.617839).

You can find Ioanna:

TWITTER: @IPalaiologou


Ioanna Palaiologou will be discussing ideas from Child Observation in Doing Your Early Years Research Project, a SAGE Masterclass for early years students and practitioners in collaboration with Kathy Brodie. Find out more here.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Historical Developments for Early Childhood Education and Care - Trevor Male & Ioanna Palaiologou
Chapter 2: Early Years Foundation Stage - Ioanna Palaiologou & Trevor Male
Chapter 3: The National Picture - Ioanna Palaiologou, Glenda Walsh, Sarah Mac Quarrie, Jane Waters, Natalie Macdonald & Elizabeth Dunphy
Chapter 4: The International Perspective on Early Childhood Education and Care - Theodora Papatheodorou & Mark Wilson
Chapter 5: The issue of Professionalism - Nyree Nicholson
Chapter 6: Pedagogy in Practice - Theodora Papatheodorou & Donna Potts
Chapter 7: Play - Cheryl Ellis and Chantelle Haughton
Chapter 8: Observations: Recording and Analysis - Paulette Luff
Chapter 9: Assessment - Sally Howard, Nyree Nicholson & Chris Williams
Chapter 10: Pedagogical Documentation - Estelle Martin
Chapter 11: Effective Transitions - Angie Hutchinson & Ioanna Palaiologou
Chapter 12: Using the outdoor environment in early childhood pedagogy - Clare Nugent
Chapter 13: Working in partnership with parents - Anna Knowles
Chapter 14: Working together to safeguard children - Zoi Nikiforidou & Babs Anderson
Chapter 15: Children’s health and well being - Carolyn Silberfeld
Chapter 16: Inclusion - Alex Owen
Chapter 17: Leadership - Trevor Male & Nyree Nicholson
Chapter 18: The role of digital technologies - Lorna Arnott
Chapter 19: Personal, social, emotional development - John Bennett & Ioanna Palaiologou
Chapter 20: Communication and language - Claire Head
Chapter 21: Literacy - Claire Head & Ioanna Palaiologou
Chapter 22: Mathematics - David Needham & Graham Needham
Chapter 23: Understanding the World - Gary Beauchamp
Chapter 24: Physical Development - Ioanna Palaiologou
Chapter 25: Expressive arts and design - Nick Owen, Laura Grindely and Michiko Fujii

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