Welcome to the Author Blog for Sheila Nutkins. Here you will find information and Sheila's own thoughts and opinions on topical issues relating to early childhood education and care.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Brain development and teaching and learning

There is increased understanding from research into how the brain develops and mention of this is included in chapter one and other points throughout the book but there is a debate still about how exactly this impacts on teaching and learning.  This is perhaps again even more pertinent to early childhood education and care as this is clearly one, if not the, most critical periods.  The Teaching and Learning Research Programme publication accessed at http://www.tlrp.org/pub/documents/Neuroscience%20Commentary%20FINAL.pdf provides the perfect introduction to this debate and a guide to further reading.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

New talk from Sir Ken Robinson on TED.com

Another amusing but really pertinent talk from Ken Robinson on TED titled 'How to Escape Education's Death Valley can be listened to at http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley.html
 This relates to chapters in the book in section one on creative approaches where we have referenced to Robinson's books and previous talks and also the 'The Place of the School in the 21st Century'