What is early years play pedagogy – reference this with key play pioneers Outline historical and social understanding of pedagogy in early years:What does play pedagogy support in terms of development?

pedagogy for early years

A reflective report on how the educational resource supports learning through play

1.0 Introduction

1.1 What is early years play pedagogy – reference this with key play pioneers Outline historical and social understanding of pedagogy in early years. What does play pedagogy support in terms of development?

1.2 Importance of play for early years – and the developmental benefits of this.

1.3 1.3 Why is important to be a reflective practitioners – link to next paragraph to introduce your resource.

2.0 Educational resource

What is the resource that you have developed – what is the rationale around the resource that you have chosen to develop – what does the academic literature say about the benefits of this resource for children’s learning? E.g. …..

o Treasure baskets – Elinor Goldschmeid – infant pedagogy
o Maths – need to learn key concepts – language of maths in everyday contexts
o Outdoor play – Bilton or Jackson – different learning environments for children
o Sensory activities – important for learning …. Piaget

3.0 Pedagogical approach for the learning activity – things you may want to consider (you may not be able to include all of this):

3.1 Learning outcomes – what are they and what document have you used to plan from – EYFS

3.2 How are you delivering the activity – what is the pedagogical approach – PLAY, what is the role of the adult, why are you delivering it in the groups sized chosen, indoor or outdoor?
Some things you may consider (these are only examples – there are other people you may add outside of our taught sessions)– Vygotsky, Piaget, Bilton, Siraj-Blatchford, Rogers – enabling pedagogy

3.3 Differentiation / Mastery – why this is important or is your resource providing open-ended play e.g. treasure basket.

3.4 Observation and assessment Discuss the importance of– link this to the EYFS – Refer to Bradbury and EYFS

4.0 Conclusion

Draw together your findings through reflecting on the planning process and how this enables effective learning to happen. The conclusion is a short section with no new arguments or evidence. Sum up the main points of your research.