Covering all the key themes, different theoretical views and approaches to studying childhood and early childhood, this book guides you through your course, telling you exactly what is expected of you throughout your studies. It will ensure you develop the skills you need to become successful, and key areas covered include:Making the transition from personal experience of children, to studying childhoodMaking the most of your lecturesWriting good assignmentsLearning how to study independentlyDeveloping your critical thinkingDrawing on the full range of student resources (people, services, research visits)Getting a job in the early years sector 

Visits, Observations and Placements
Visits, observations and placements
Why Study CS/ECS beyond the University?

Often CS/ECS courses will take you out into the ‘real world’, rather than confining your studies to university classrooms. In different modules or units you might, for instance, be asked to undertake child observations, keep research diaries or practise developing other research skills by gathering data. You could be required to conduct interviews, archival work or surveys, or to evaluate child- related ...

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