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Methods of Assessment

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...To discuss different methods of assessment in the Foundation Phase.To recognize what is meant by ‘Assessment for Learning’ (AFL).To illustrate the different approaches to AFL in the Foundation Phase. What do we mean...

Characteristics of Effective Classroom Practice

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To explore the importance of children’s Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL).To explore the importance of working in partnership to improve children’s outcomes.To discuss the relevance of pupil voice, play and participation...

Introduction

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Since devolution in 1999, the Welsh Government has finally been able to decide and implement its own educational policies and initiatives. This book examines one significant flagship policy change within education...

Stakeholder Perceptions

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To explore and discuss stakeholder views about the initial introduction of the Foundation Phase.To explore current perceptions of the Foundation Phase. Perceptions of the Foundation Phase This chapter focuses...

Being Reflective: Skills and Techniques

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To explain the importance of reflecting on practice in the early years.To identify the skills and characteristics needed to be a reflective practitioner.To discuss a range of reflective models/cycles. Chapter 1 highlighted...

Observational Techniques

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To discuss and evaluate why and how we observe children in Foundation Phase settings.To reflect upon how observation informs planning and assessment in the Foundation Phase.To evaluate different observation methods.To consider and reflect...

The Future of Early Years Education in Wales

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To identify and discuss the implications and challenges within Early Years education.To consider the way forward for future educational policy and practice in Wales. Transforming pedagogy in Wales Throughout this book we...

Practice and Pedagogy

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To explore stakeholder understandings of what constitutes rich learning experiences for young children.To explore the challenges of delivering a child-centred pedagogy. The place of play All stakeholders interviewed...

Anglican Education in Wales

Anglican Church School Education : Moving Beyond the First Two Hundred Years

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction The story of Church schools in Wales has its roots more than a century before the foundation of the school in St Peter’s Parish, Carmarthen. Griffith Jones (who began his work in about 1736) and the movement...

Testing in a Play-based Curriculum

Amanda Thomas

Amanda Thomas is Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at the University of South Wales, UK. She has ten years of experience as a primary school teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alyson Lewis

Alyson Lewis is PhD researcher at Cardiff University, UK. She has ten years of experience of working as an early years teacher. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to the Foundation Phase : Early Years Curriculum in Wales

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...To explore stakeholder opinions about the appropriateness and impact of testing young children.To consider the rationale for testing and to discuss other forms of assessing young children’s learning in a play-based curriculum...