The book is aimed at all those studying on Foundation Degrees in supporting primary and early years teaching and learning, and particularly those working at levels 4 and 5.
It is written in an accessible style with a focus on work-based professional development and encourages critical reflection throughout.
It starts with a discussion of reflective practice, and includes helpful guidance on developing effective study skills.
Each chapter then focuses on a key topic in education, learning and development, considers any relevant policies and legislation, examines educational theories in relation to professional practice and provides concise case studies to contextualise the learning.
It provides up-to-date and relevant material on supporting the new national curriculum, safeguarding, SEN and inclusion issues, and schools as organisations. It also covers the competencies for Higher Level Teaching Assistants.