• Education

Listening to Young Children, Expanded Third Edition

A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach
Author: Alison Clark
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1909391263
Category: Education
Page: 160
View: 935
Viewing children as 'experts in their own lives', the Mosaic approach offers a creative framework for understanding young children's perspectives through talking, walking, making and reviewing material with an adult. This book demonstrates how children's views and experiences can stay in focus in early childhood provision. The multi-method approach brings together digital tools with interviewing and observation to enable adults to review current practice and implement change with children. Combining the authors' successful books Listening to Young Children and Spaces to Play into an expanded and fully updated third edition, this book builds on the authors' original ground-breaking work by commenting on the development and adaptation of the Mosaic approach, along with case studies of the Mosaic approach in action in four countries: England, Denmark, Norway and Australia. Alongside guidance on using and adapting the framework with young children, older children and adults, there is new material on the ethical and methodological issues involved.

    • Early childhood education

Listening to Young Children

The Mosaic Approach
Author: Alison Clark,Peter Moss
Publisher: JKP
ISBN: 1907969268
Category: Early childhood education
Page: 84
View: 7171
The Mosaic approach views children as ‘experts in their own lives’, and offers a creative framework for listening to young children’s perspectives. At a time of shifting policy in early years, this second edition offers a timely reminder that listening to young children is still important for reviewing service provision.The Mosaic approach has been applied by practitioners throughout the world. This new edition reflects on the authors’ original ground-breaking work, with new introductions, updates and examples of how the Mosaic approach has been adapted, and offers case studies that will encourage practitioners to use the framework in their own setting.will be of interest to policy makers, practitioners in nurseries, children’s centres, pre-schools and schools and residential settings. It will also be welcomed by early childhood students and other researchers who are engaged in searching for new theoretical, practical and imaginative ways of listening to young children.

    • Early childhood education

Listening to Young Children

A Guide to Understanding and Using the Mosaic Approach
Author: Alison Clark
Publisher: National Children's Bureau
ISBN: 9781909391222
Category: Early childhood education
Page: 192
View: 5957
This fully updated expanded book explains how to use the Mosaic approach, a practice that instils the importance of listening to children's life experiences. It shows how to use it in a variety of settings, outlines the future directions of the approach, offers case studies and also covers working with vulnerable children.

    • Political Science

Beyond Listening

Children's Perspectives on Early Childhood Services
Author: Clark, Alison,Peter Moss,Kjørholt, Anne Trine
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861346123
Category: Political Science
Page: 197
View: 8918
This book is the first of its kind to focus on listening to young children, both from an international perspective and through combining theory, practice and reflection. With contributions and examples from researchers and practitioners it examines how listening to young children in early childhood services is understood and practiced.

    • Education

Researching Young Children's Perspectives

Debating the Ethics and Dilemmas of Educational Research with Children
Author: Deborah Harcourt,Bob Perry,Tim Waller
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136822305
Category: Education
Page: 224
View: 461
This book is designed to help students face the ethical, methodological and theoretical challenges and complexities involved in engaging children in rights-based, participatory research.

    • Social Science

Listening to Children

A Practitioner's Guide
Author: Alison McLeod
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843105497
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 2011
"Listening to Children is essential reading for professionals working with children and young people, and will be particularly useful for students in the fields of social care, health and education."--BOOK JACKET.

    • Education

Supporting Identity, Diversity and Language in the Early Years


Author: Siraj-Blatchford
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335230776
Category: Education
Page: 147
View: 701
This book provides clear evidence and practical guidance on how to develop young children's emerging language, especially those children who have English as an additional language, and how to generate, activate and assess curriculum for diversity. the book focuses on all children's learning for cultural diversity. Practical advice, real examples and staff activities bring the book to life.

    • Education

Doing Your Early Years Research Project

A Step by Step Guide
Author: Guy Roberts-Holmes
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526450712
Category: Education
Page: 256
View: 4887
This bestselling guide to undertaking your Early Years research project takes the reader on a practical step-by-step journey. Breaking down each section into accessible and digestible topics, and accompanied by a multitude of practical examples, case studies, research summaries and key points, the author brings this process to life. The updated and revised fourth edition includes: Useful additional resources at the end of each chapter Extended material on the child’s voice within research Signposted glossary terms throughout the text Updated website materials for further study From learning how to structure and organise your project, through to the final presentation and written report of your findings, this is the essential guide and companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout their early childhood and social science courses. Guy Roberts-Holmes will be discussing key ideas from Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step-by-Step Guide in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

    • Education

Special Needs and Early Years

A Practitioner Guide
Author: Kate Wall
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1849201331
Category: Education
Page: 264
View: 6685
Previous ed.: London: Paul Chapman, 2006.

    • Education

Child Protection in the Early Years

A Practical Guide
Author: Eunice Lumsden
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505552
Category: Education
Page: 232
View: 9274
This accessible guide shows early years professionals how to create safe, supportive environments for young children who have encountered adverse childhood experiences. Explaining the impact of trauma on young brains, it gives practical instructions on how to recognise and respond to abuse. These instructions are supported by exercises, case studies, and reflection points that help you identify and improve your methods. Current legislation, policy and procedure are clarified in clear, concise language, providing you with everything you'll need to work with your team towards a happier, safer future for the children in your care.

    • Education

Spaces to Play

More listening to young children using the Mosaic approach
Author: Alison Clark,Peter Moss
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1907969241
Category: Education
Page: 119
View: 5131
Spaces to Play explains how to use innovative Mosaic approach with young children to ensure their perspectives are the starting point when planning planning outdoor environments in early years provision. An ideal companion to the bestselling introduction, Listening to Young Children: The Mosaic approach, Spaces to Play draws on the findings of a pilot study which used the approach to listen to young children's views and experiences of their outdoor environment, and used the findings to to inform change. It describes how to adapt the Mosaic approach to work in outdoor spaces, demonstrates young children's competencies in expressing their perspectives and explores the links between listening and learning. The book also outlines the challenges and future directions for practitioners and researchers in listening to young children.

    • Education

Developing Empathy in the Early Years

A Guide for Practitioners
Author: Helen Garnett
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504181
Category: Education
Page: 216
View: 7540
Empathy is an essential part of being human: it allows us to connect with others, which in turn opens doors for us to happiness and success. Though everyone is born with an inherent capacity for empathy, children have the power to grow and re-build their natural supply, and even 'learn' to be more understanding towards others. This pithy and practical guide provides early years professionals with the tools to make empathy the foundation for their work. It reveals where the roots of empathy lie, how to prioritise it in practice, and how it manifests itself in young developing brains. It includes simple teaching strategies and creative ideas for empathy-building games and activities, enabling you to help children grow up as happier, friendlier, more thoughtful individuals. This book is an essential resource for anyone working with small children.

    • Education

Forest School and Autism

A Practical Guide
Author: Michael James
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505951
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 7333
Forest School's innovative outdoor approach offers specific benefits to learners with autism, including increased social skills, raised self-esteem and improved sensory function. This guide raises autism awareness amongst practitioners by providing practical and easy-to-follow advice for adapting Forest School activities for those with autism. For those coming from a mainstream Forest School background, the author offers an introduction to autism and shows what Forest School can offer people with autism - both children and adults - with first-person accounts that highlight its success with this group. The guide gives advice on the social and sensory benefits, offers practical advice on safety and on how to set up a Forest School and finally presents specific activities to be incorporated into practitioners' routines.

    • Business & Economics

High Output Management


Author: Andrew S. Grove
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110197236X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 3435
The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies, this legendary management book is a Silicon Valley staple, equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance—throughout, High Output Management is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Children

Young Children's Citizenship

Ideas Into Practice
Author: Carolyne Willow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children
Page: 180
View: 4003
This report sets out a vision for recognising and respecting children's citizenship, and explores ways in which this concept can be built into everyday practices and relationships between adults and young children. The two core papers in the report review currents developments in including young children in discussion and decision making. Willow surveys over 100 public sector initiatives that involved children of primary school age and reflects upon their effectiveness. Marchant and Kirby focus on how to build participation into routine interactions between adults and children in every day settings so that it is not simply 'tacked on' to organisational structures. In the concluding section, the report considers a range of practical issues that need to be addressed if citizenship for young children is to be more effectively integrated into professional policy and practice.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Healing Children

A Surgeon's Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine
Author: Kurt Newman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525428836
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
View: 3196
In this deeply inspiring memoir Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation s top children's hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and deeply moving accounts of the brave kids he has treated over the years (and their equally brave and determined parents) he reveals the revolution that is taking place in paediatric medicine.

    • Self-Help

Stop Signs

Recognizing, Avoiding, and Escaping Abusive Relationships
Author: Lynn Fairweather
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
ISBN: 1580053874
Category: Self-Help
Page: 352
View: 4307
Aims to help women recognize the signs of an abusive man, before he becomes violent and does irrevocable damage. Original.

    • Psychology

Self-Therapy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Inner Wholeness Using Ifs, a New, Cutting-Edge Therapy


Author: Jay Earley
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1936107082
Category: Psychology
Page: 316
View: 4393
Understand your psyche in a clear and comprehensive way, and resolve deep-seated emotional issues... 'Self-Therapy' makes the power of a cutting-edge psychotherapy approach accessible to everyone. Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) has been spreading rapidly across the country in the past decade. It is incredibly effective on a wide variety of life issues, such as self-esteem, procrastination, depression, and relationship issues. IFS is also user-friendly; it helps you to comprehend the complexity of your psyche. Dr. Earley shows how IFS is a complete method for psychological healing that you can use on your own. 'Self-Therapy' is also helpful for therapists because it presents the IFS model in such detail that it is a manual for the method. The fact that Jay Earley wrote this book is high praise for the IFS model because he was an accomplished writer and thinker long before encountering IFS. Jay's passion has been to introduce IFS to a lay audience so that people can work with their parts on their own. Through well-described experiential exercises and examples of actual IFS sessions, you will be able to enter your inner world, heal your extreme parts, and transform them into valuable resources. -Richard Schwartz, PhD, creator of IFS, from the Foreword

    • Religion

An Introduction to the Old Testament

Second Edition
Author: Tremper Longman III
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310539625
Category: Religion
Page: 528
View: 4399
This second edition of An Introduction to the Old Testament integrates and interacts with recent developments in Old Testament scholarship. Several distinctive set it apart from other introductions to the Old Testament: • It is thoroughly evangelical in its perspective • It emphasizes “special introduction”—the study of individual books • It interacts in an irenic spirit with the historical-critical method • It features points of research history and representative scholars rather than an exhaustive treatment of past scholarship • It deals with the meaning of each book, not in isolation but in a canonical context • It probes the meaning of each book in the setting of its culture Including callouts, charts, and graphs, this text is written with an eye on understanding the nature of Old Testament historiography. This upper-level introduction to the Old Testament offers students a solid understanding of three key issues: historical background, literary analysis, and theological message.

    • Medical

Cells, gels and the engines of life

a new, unifying approach to cell function
Author: Gerald H. Pollack
Publisher: Ebner and Sons Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 305
View: 799
This book challenges the current wisdom of how cells work. It emphasizes the role of cell water and the gel-like nature of the cell, building on these features to explore the mechanisms of communication, transport, contraction, division, and other essential cell functions. Written for the non-expert, the book is profound enough for biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers.--From publisher description.