How Do Early Childhood Practitioners Use Research Techniques Develop Their Understanding Of Children 's Needs And Development

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The present work analyses the findings of an interview to a practitioner, with the purpose to find out How do Early Childhood Practitioners use research techniques to develop their understanding of children’s needs and development.
The practitioner interviewed is an Assistant Teacher in a nursery. She is working with children 3 to 4 years old. She has Level 2 and 3 In Early Childhood Studies and another courses that complete her education. Currently she is studying level 4 and 5 part time in the University of East London with the aim to get promotion in the future.
There is no relationship between the interviewer and the interviewee, apart from a conversation of few minutes at the beginning of the course as a classmate.
The main roles of Practitioner A is to follow EYFS, that consist in seven points of learning and seven areas. Support the planning and implementation of activities with children, promoting effective teaching and learning. Provide a purposeful, stimulating environment, rich in learning opportunities both indoors and outdoors and promote the inclusion of all children. Also the interaction with each other and support the nursery’s commitment on safeguarding children in all aspect of the nursery service.
The main purpose of this interview was to find answers to the main research questions of this study: How do Early Childhood Practitioners use research techniques to develop their understanding of children’s needs and development. According to Marshall (1997:65)…
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