By Joanna Birch, Joy Palmer
Combining concise summaries of the newest examine with transcripts of school room dialog, case experiences and proposals for the improvement and implementation of sound geographical paintings in perform, Geography within the Early Years provides assistance on:
- planning and organization
- assessment and record-keepin
- the formation of complete institution policy
- in-service specialist development.
There is restricted recognition dedicated to the kin among geography and environmental schooling and the sensible examples through the booklet take account of educating and studying around the complete spectrum of geography and 'environmental geography'. the ultimate part presents a quick consultant to assets on hand to the trainer, together with tale books and computing device programmes.
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In one 5–11 primary school, the scheme of work was no more than a photocopy of the Attainment Targets’ (Ofsted 1993). I hope that subsequent chapters will assist in the translation of requirements. It would be difficult, if not inappropriate, to pursue any discussion of learning experiences relating to the subject matter of geography without reference also to environmental education. These two components are inextricably linked in the early years curriculum, so their interrelationships must be considered.
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