E100 Ema

Part 1

        Ethical guidelines

        "E100 ethical guidelines have been followed and consent gained from children, parents and practitioners involved, including permission to withdraw at any time."

          In this EMA I will consider my development as an early year’s practitioner and will attempt to critically demonstrate my involvement in the planning as well as the organisation of the learning environment. This is in accordance with the Early year’s framework (2008) (EYFS 2008) Changes have occurred in my understanding and development throughout the E100 program. I will also demonstrate my personal plans in regards to my professional short term and long term goals.


        Part 2

        Whilst I have been studying the E100 program my knowledge and understanding has developed immensely. It would be impossible for me to cover each individual area of the study topics in my EMA. Therefore I have defined what I feel are the most important and relevant to my own setting. Study topic 3, page 55 discuses five of the most recognized approaches of child’s learning and development. For example Rudolph Steiner (1919), Maria Montessori (1912) and Chris Athey (1990) are to name just three.   All early years settings operate in many diverse ways and encompassing these theorists, by demonstrating this within their practise. Such as Chris Athey who’s Early Education Project which was strongly influenced by Jean Piaget, a psychologist who attempted to explain how knowledge develops in young children. She developed the concept of Schema, which are a mental structures or representations into which we sort and arrange our knowledge of the world. Reader 1 page 80 argues that Athey (1990) has identified from Piaget’s work how children between the ages of two and five show repeatable patterns of behavior or actions (schemas), which they link to everyday...