Developing Learning in Early Childhood
- Tina Bruce - Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Roehampton
Child Development | Early Childhood Curriculum | Early Childhood Education
`The chapter on young children becoming symbol users make a valuable contribution to the literature, and I shall be inspired and haunted in equal measure by the plea that epitomises this book and its story' - Marian Whitehead, Early Years
`It's an excellent and easy-to-read text to read, blending theory and research with practice. Each chapter format is clear, with the key themes outlined at the beginning the main body, followed by useful and thought-provoking questions for good practice to ponder and relevant further reading at the end' - Nursery World
Tina Bruce clearly loves children and delights in their development. She has produced an academic work which is both sensitive and stimulating but decidedly unpreachy' - Kirsty Wark, Broadcaster
This book shows how adults can support children and actively help them develop their learning in early childhood. Drawing on traditional approaches as well as recent research and theories, Tina Bruce shows the need for balance in early years education and care between the biological and socio-cultural aspects of the development of learning. The book includes a wide range of examples from practitioners, including nursery teachers, health visitors, and community workers.
- what does it mean to develop learning ?
- learning by doing real things
- how language helps
- creativity and imagination
- diversity and inclusion.
This book is essential for students, practitioners and tutors of Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies Degrees.
The 0-8 series edited by Tina Bruce, deals with essential themes in early childhood, which concern practitioners, parents and children.
Titles in the 0-8 series
Marian Whitehead: Developing Language and Literacy with Young Children Second Edition
Rosemary Roberts: Self-Esteem and Early Learning Second Edition
Cath Arnold: Child Development and Learning 2-5 - Georgia's Story
Pat Gura: Resources for Early Learning
Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram: Effective Early Learning: Case Studies in Improvement
Mollie Davies: Movement and Dance
John Mathews: Drawing and Painting
Good reading list addition for general reference - easy read for students that struggle with academic texts
I ordered this book after attending a conference at CLPE in which Tina Bruce spoke about developing learning in early childhood.
The text really helps to reinforce the importance of those early years, and the book itself is both an easy and enjoyable, as well as critically informative, read. The content is well laid out and adds relative depth of discussion to the individual topic; the chapter on 'Mind and Brain' is particularly enlightening. Sound examples from practice make this book engaging throughout.
Highly accessible text with relevant case studies. Pleasing to see theory which supports the early year’s practitioner understanding. Good text for level 4 students. Chapter 2 – easy to read information on neuroscience and brain development, clear links made via case studies to show how children learn and develop. I will be recommending this text to my early childhood education students.
I decide not to teach creativity for the coming semester but later on when I offer this course I would definitely to think about using this book as additional book.
Very relevant to teaching assistants.
Tina Bruce is a fantastic author, who always produces well written and accessable reads. this book is a good overview on how adults can support children and encourage their development. good chapters on the importance of play together with theories.
This bbok would be good for level 2 and 3 sudents studying childcare also.
Recommended to students who have found really useful
Excellent resource covering at least 3 units of the new qualification.
Tina Bruce's style aids the learners understanding.
Layout of chapters attractive for the learner. The 'In practice' sections at end of chapters are thought provoking for the learner. The chapters on play are particularly good without overburdening the learner.