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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

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...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...

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

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...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

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...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...

Influential Thinkers in Early Childhood Education, Past and Present

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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... threat and fear of failure; the second allowing them to engage in behaviours free from adult pressure (Llewelyn Jones, 2004 as cited in Maynard and Thomas). His theory supports the idea of the importance of play as a process. Bruner...

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

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...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...

International Perspectives on Play

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 explore features of international curricula from a New Zealand, Northern Italy, North America, Wales and Scandinavia perspective.To discuss the role and status of play within each country.To consider the role of the adult and different...

Final Thoughts …

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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...Even though the Foundation Phase is in its infancy, this book makes an important contribution to understanding and implementing curriculum change for the benefit of young learners. Implementation of the principles of the Foundation Phase...

Understanding the Foundation Phase

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 7-year-olds. The Desirable Outcomes was introduced in 1996 for children aged three to five years and was then republished in 2000 following a review of the National Curriculum in Wales (Wyn Siencyn and Thomas, 2007; ACCAC, 2000)....

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

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...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...

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...