The Early Years Foundation Stage: Theory and Practice

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today!

'When I showed my inspection copy to the Foundation Degree Programme Director, she said it was the whole programme in a nutshell' - Denise Reardon, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University

The Early Years Foundation Stage has been praised by academics and students for its theoretical underpinning and practical case studies. In the light of the revised EYFS, the new edition combines a comprehensive range of topics, up to date coverage of the EYFS curriculum, additional case studies, an increased focus on critical reflection, and access to free journal articles relating to key topics. It is an ideal resource for students undertaking any Early Years or Early Childhood Studies courses, or those working toward the Early Years Teacher qualification.

This second edition introduces new chapters on:

  • Historical developments in early years educational policy
  • Implementation of EYFS
  • Play-based learning
  • Observational recordings and analysis in the EYFS
  • Working in partnership with parents
  • Safeguarding children
  • Children's health
  • Inclusion in the early years
  • Leadership
  • Literacy.

Outstanding Learning Features:

  • Up to date coverage of revised EYFS
  • New two-colour layout makes the book user-friendly and easy to navigate
  • Chapter aims identify what each chapter will cover at a glance
  • Case studies in each chapter help you to link theory to practice
  • Further reading directs you to external resources to deepen your understanding
  • Reflection tesks help you reflect on how the chapter can be applied to your personal and professional development.

Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/Palaiologou2e for free access to a selection of SAGE Journal Articles related to key topics in the book.

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Review:

'When I showed my inspection copy to the Foundation degree Programme Director, she said it was the whole programme in a nutshell'
- Denise Reardon, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University

'This is particularly useful now that so much of the guidance that supported the original version of the EYFS framework has been archived and is harder to access' (Early Years Update 2013-04-10)

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 AFBPsS 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 PhD 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 EducationalFutures, 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:

http://www.canteduserv.com/dr-ioanna-palaiologou.html

 TWITTER: @IPalaiologou

EMAIL: ioannapad@icloud.com

 

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.

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