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Leggett Nicole, Ford Margot, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The Australian Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) has foregrounded intentional teaching as one aspect of its first national curriculum, thus sparking a debate about the relationship of play-based learning and the role of the early childhood…
Hocevar Andreja, Kovac Sebart Mojca, Stefanc Damijan, December, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
The article analyses two defining assumptions about the Reggio Emilia (RE) approach: the absence of a planned curriculum designed in advance as a basis for educational work and children's participation in preschools. The authors demonstrate that…
Canning Natalie, August, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This small scale research project examines opportunities for creative thinking and imagination through den making in a rural private day nursery with its own woodland area on the borders of England and Wales in the UK. The research is underpinned by…
Gomez Florencia, Nussbaum Miguel, Weitz Juan F., Lopez Ximena, Mena Javiera, Torres Alex, June, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The benefits of collaborative learning are well documented. However, most of the research has been done with children beyond the ages of early childhood. This could be due to the common and erroneous belief that young children have not developed the…
What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences), March, 2013
Literature Review
A review of research on the impact of The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, an early childhood curriculum focusing on project-based investigations centered around 11 interest areas, on preschool children's outcomes in four developmental domains,…
What Works Clearinghouse (Institute of Education Sciences), March, 2013
Literature Review
A review of research on the impact of Bright Beginnings, a literacy-focused early childhood curriculum to support children's cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, on preschool children's outcomes in four developmental domains,…
Petriwskyj Anne, O'Gorman Lyndal, Turunen Tuija, March, 2013
Other
Peer Reviewed
The Australian state-based educational system of a national school curriculum that includes a pre-Year 1 Foundation Year has raised questions about the purpose of this year of early education. A document analysis was undertaken across three…
Byun Wonwoo, Blair Steven N., Pate Russell R., 03 January, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A comparison of the sedentary behavior--sitting, watching television, or playing video games--of children attending Montessori early care and education (ECE) centers to those attending traditional ECE centers, including measures of in-school…
Maynard Trisha, Taylor Chris, Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, Smith Robin James, Power Sally, Clement Jennifer, 2013
Other
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Maynard Trisha, Taylor Chris, Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, Smith Robin James, Power Sally, Clement Jennifer, 2013
Executive Summary
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Taylor Chris, Maynard Trisha, Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Blackaby David, 2013
Reports & Papers
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year-old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Taylor Chris, Maynard Trisha, Rhys Mirain, Waldron Samuel, Blackaby David, 2013
Executive Summary
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year-old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Taylor Chris, Maynard Trisha, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, Power Sally, Moore Laurence, Blackaby David, Plewis Ian, 2013
Reports & Papers
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Taylor Chris, Maynard Trisha, Davies Rhys (Quantitative researcher), Waldron Samuel, Rhys Mirain, Power Sally, Moore Laurence, Blackaby David, Plewis Ian, 2013
Executive Summary
The Foundation Phase is a Welsh Government flagship policy of early years education (for 3 to 7-year old children) in Wales. Marking a radical departure from the more formal, competency-based approach associated with the previous Key Stage 1…
Goh Siang Sin, Yamauchi Lois A., Ratliffe Katherine T., October, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An investigation of early care and education educators' perceptions of the Instructional Conversation pedagogical strategy and its application to young learners in early care and education settings, based on data from 14 educators at a university-…