Reflective Family-Centred Practices: parents' perspectives and early intervention

Paige-Smith, Alice; Rix, Jonathan and Craft, Anna (2008). Reflective Family-Centred Practices: parents' perspectives and early intervention. In: Paige-Smith, Alice and Craft, Anna eds. Developing Reflective Practice in the Early Years. UK: Open University Press, pp. 145–159.

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About the book: Reflective practice is a vital aspect of working with young children and enables a deeper understanding of their learning and development. Whilst there is a long tradition among early childhood practitioners of closely observing children?s learning so as to nurture and stimulate their development, they are increasingly expected to reflect on their own practice in a variety of ways, in order to enhance their professional development and improve their practice.

This book supports early years practitioners in articulating and understanding their own practice in greater depth, exploring some ways in which they can be encouraged to engage in reflecting on their practice. The book will help early years practitioners develop their reflective skills, enabling them to confidently articulate their practice, values and beliefs.

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