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Observing Harry By Cath Arnold

Observing Harry

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Using a fictious character called Harry, this book offers theories about how children learn and applies the theories to their observations. This book demonstrates that how the character accesses each area of the curriculum through his interests. It also shows how he develops coping strategies when the family experiences major changes.

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Observing Harry by Cath Arnold

"the book shows quite powerfully ...how a well-resourced and flexible learning environment can be exploited by children to channel their interests and expand their understanding... As well as contributing to our understanding of learning, it should also serve... to inform debate about gaining children's consent in the research process." Early Years

This book is about Harry, a determined little boy, who is intrinsically motivated to explore his world from an early age. His parents and grandparents find him so fascinating that they keep a written and video diary of Harry's play from when he is 8 months to five years. The author offers theories about how children learn and applies the theories to the observations of Harry.

The book demonstrates how effectively Harry accesses each area of the curriculum through his interests. It shows how Harry develops coping strategies when the family experiences major changes. It also highlights the contribution made by Harry's parents and his early years educators to his early education. Much of what we learn about Harry's early learning can be applied to many other young children.

This book about one child's early development and learning will be of interest to all who are fascinated by how young children learn - nursery practitioners, early years teachers, parents, students and advisers.

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Table of Contents


Introduction

1.Getting to know Harry and his family

Observing Harry and using theory to understand Harry's development and learning

3.Harry's physical development

4.Listening to Harry - Harry's personal, social and emotional development

5.Harry learns to communicate, to use language and to become literate

6.Harry develops mathematical concepts

7.Harry's creative development

8.Harry gains knowledge and understanding of the world

9.Reflections

References
Index.

Additional information

GOR002051848
Observing Harry by Cath Arnold
Cath Arnold
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2003-10-01
176
0335213014
9780335213016
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.