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  1. Introduction 1 item
    1. This resource list is designed to help support you with the reading that you will need to cover in order to develop your skills and knowledge. As a new Higher Education student it is important that you develop and become equipped with the skills that you need to study within Higher Education.  

       

      The resource list is structured, week by week, and the concept is that you read the suggested content and this will be built upon in the following week's lectures. So for example the reading set WB 25/09/17 will be explored within your lecturers WB 02/10/17. This enables you to have some knowledge of the subject matter to be explored within the lecture. 

  2. Recommended for Purchase 2 items
    This book will support you in developing your referencing skills. It gives full and up to date information on how to reference a wide range of sources. It is the referencing model that is used for your course.
    1. Cite them right: the essential referencing guide - Richard Pears, Graham J. Shields 2016

      Book  Online resource button links to 'Cite Them Right Online'.

    2. Library Services: Study skills

      Webpage Essential The Study Skills section of the library website has a full page of information for referencing, including links to the short guide, Cite Them Right Online, and more information about where you can get support in developing your academic writing skills.

  3. Resources week by week plan 52 items
    1. The resources within this reading list have been organised in a week by week manner. This is to support you to complete the reading and ensure that you have a planned approached to completing this.  You must complete the essential reading prior to attending the lecture as thinking and tasks could build upon this and therefore you need to be prepared and ready to participate.

       

      The reading will be grouped in three possible categories: Essential reading, Extra reading and Challenging reading. Essential reading must be completed on a weekly basis and will be built upon within the lectures and seminar. Extra reading will take your thinking further around the topic and will be useful to reflect upon within your journal. Challenging reading will stretch your thinking and help to develop your critical thinking skills.    

       

      Remember there are different types of reading sources that can be used and we will introduce you to some of these. In this resource list you will find books, journals and web links.

       

      In semester one we will only be exploring essential and extra reading. However, if you feel you are ready to access the next level of reading please use Library Search to find books, ebooks and articles for yourselves: http://library.worc.ac.uk.

    2. Week beginning 25/09/17 3 items
      1. Essential reading 2 items
        It is important that you read the essential reading - this will be used within the lecture and the seminar. This reading will be built upon within the sessions next week.
        1. Cite them right: the essential referencing guide - Richard Pears, Graham J. Shields 2016

          Book Essential Please read section A and B only of this text. You may need to read this several times for the contents to make sense. Note down the key points and any questions that you may have and bring these to the seminar next week. Online resource button links to 'Cite Them Right Online'.

      2. Extra reading 1 item
        You may wish to explore this reading - it will also be useful for Module ECPP1100.
        1. Developing as a reflective early years professional: a thematic approach - Carol Hayes, Jayne Daly, Mandy Duncan, Ruth Gill 2014 (electronic resource)

          Book Further If you want to read further in preparation for the session this week this reading will help you to gain and understanding of reflections. Chapter one of this book gives an overview of the theory of reflection. This reading may be helpful if you are new to the Early years subject area.

    3. Week beginning 02/10/17 5 items
      1. Essential Reading 3 items
        Please read the suggested sources as these will be used within the lecturer and seminar. It will help you to understand the topics that will be explored within next week session.
        1. Cite them right: the essential referencing guide - Richard Pears, Graham J. Shields 2016

          Book Essential Please read section C and D of this text to help you gain a better understanding of the purpose of referencing. You may wish to note any questions that you have and bring these to the seminar with you. Online resource button links to 'Cite Them Right Online'.

        2. The study skills handbook - Stella Cottrell 2013

          Book Essential Chapter six of this book sets out some strategies that you may wish to use when note taking. This will be further explored within our first session within the Hive next week.

        3. The study skills handbook - Stella Cottrell 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential One user licence ebook. Print also available.

      2. Extra reading 2 items
        You may find it helpful to explore the following to help you develop your note taking skills. The Website has a section on Note taking which sets out some clear pointers that may be helpful as you attend lecturers and make notes. There are other useful areas within the website that will be highlighted as we move through the module.
        1. Library Services: Study skills

          Webpage Further The Finding sources page on the library's Study Skills site includes advice on how to search for information, and what to do with it when you find it. Important skills for succeeding in assignment preparation, essay planning and note creation.

    4. Week beginning 09/10/17 2 items
      1. Essential Reading 2 items
        This week the reading will support you further in thinking about the skills that you need to be able to take in, absorb and reflect upon not only what you hear in lectures, but also what you read and research. This reading will support you as we spend time in the Hive exploring the resources within the library.
        1. The ultimate study skills handbook - Sarah Moore 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential You need to read chapter four of this book - why not try out some of the note taking skills that we have explored this week. Print copies also available.

        2. Library Services: Subject guide for Institute of Education

          Webpage Essential A page worth visiting regularly. Includes links to recommended journal collections, websites, research and latest news in Education and Early Years. You'll also find the times when your Academic Liaison Librarians are on the askalibrarian desk in The Hive, Level 3.

    5. Week beginning 16/10/17 1 item
      1. Essential reading 1 item
        The reading this week will also be highlighted in Module ECPP1102. It will support your thinking whilst on placement..
        1. Early years placements: a critical guide to outstanding work-based learning - Jackie Musgrave, Nicola Stobbs 2015 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Chapter 6 will have been highlighted within ECPP1100. It is also important that you consider Chapter 13 when writing up your PBL tasks for all your modules. This will support you in understanding how and why it is important for your writing up of these task to reflect upon your experience within placement. Print copies also available.

    6. Week beginning 23/10/17 1 item
      1. Essential reading 1 item
        You will find this chapter helpful when writing up your PBL tasks for all your Modules whilst on placement. It will help you explore how to write in a reflective manner and think about the placement experience and how this has developed your practical skills.
        1. Developing as a reflective early years professional: a thematic approach - Carol Hayes, Jayne Daly, Mandy Duncan, Ruth Gill 2014 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential This chapter will offer support in exploring and writing up all your PBL task whilst on placement across all your level 4 modules.

    7. Block Placement weeks wb 30/10/17 and 06/11/17 1 item
      1. It is important that you complete the reading that you have been set wb 24/10/16 and that you also complete the PBL task one that you will find at the back of the module outline. Each module will have PBL tasks and it is important that you complete all of these whilst in your placement block.              

    8. Week beginning 13/11/17 6 items
      1. Essential reading 1 item
        1. The ultimate study skills handbook - Sarah Moore 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book  Please read chapter 6 as outlined within your module outline within in the directed task for this week. Print copies also available.

      2. Extra reading 5 items
        This reading will help you develop your skills around the area of communication and group presentations.
        1. University of Worcester - Study Skills - Home

          Webpage Further Take a look at the guidance given here within this website link - what does it say about working as a group and presentations?

        2. The study skills handbook - Stella Cottrell 2013

          Book Further Please consider Chapter 10 - working with others. This will help you to think about how you will work with your group and also enable you to reflect on your group work which you may want to highlight within your summative assessment.

        3. The study skills handbook - Stella Cottrell 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Further One user licence ebook. Print also available.

        4. Early years work-based learning - Penny Farrelly 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Further Chapter three of this book gives some ideas about study in general at level 4 - there is a section on presentations which will be very useful as your prepare for your presentation this week.

        5. Academic Phrasebank – Introducing work

          Webpage Further This phrase bank is an extremely useful source to Higher Education Students as they explore how to develop their own academic writing style. It enables you to start phrases and sentences and for many students it enables them to have a light bulb moment in their writing skills.

    9. Week beginning 20/11/17 4 items
      1. Essential reading 3 items
        This week your reading will consider how you manage your time and how this will become important as formative assessment and optional unit summative deadlines have to be met.
        1. The ultimate study skills handbook - Sarah Moore 2010 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Chapter 8 of this book offers helpful and practical ideas on how you manage your time at university. You may find the ideas outlined offer practical solutions as to how you will manage your time. This will be further explored within the session next week. Print copies also available.

        2. The study skills handbook - Stella Cottrell 2013

          Book Essential Chapter 5 of this book also offers some practical advise as to how to manage your time as a Higher Education Student. Digitised: 'Chapter 5: Time management as a student,' pp 121-150.

        3. The study skills handbook - Stella Cottrell 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book  One user licence ebook. Print also available.

      2. Extra Reading 1 item
        1. Communication mosaics: an introduction to the field of communication - Julia T. Wood 2017 (electronic resource)

          Book Further This book provides a breadth and depth of information with regard to communication.

    10. Week beginning 27/11/17 2 items
      1. Essential reading 2 items
        1. This week there isn't any essential reading for the Module as you need to be using your time to develop your group presentation. You will however, need to draw on the resources that you have already explored within this semester.       

        2. RLF Academic Writers in Residence - University of Worcester

          Webpage Further Did you know that the University has two Royal Literary Fund (RLF) Writers-in-Residence? They can help you to develop and refine your academic writing style. Have a look at this webpage for contact details and what they can offer. Bear in mind that you'll need to make an appointment with them. You may find it helpful later in your course to visit with some previous work and feedback to see how you can improve. It is very important that you use your first year to hone your skills, ready for second year.

    11. Week beginning 04/12/16 2 items
      1. Essential Reading 2 items
        1. This week there is not any set reading but take the time to catch up on any outstanding reading that you may have not covered to date.         

        2. Library Search

          Website  Click the Online Resource button to go to Library Search, and find new reading to develop your knowledge.

    12. Reading for Christmas break 4 items
      1. Essential reading 1 item
      2. Extra reading 3 items
        1. The mind map book: unlock your creativity, boost your memory, change your life - Tony Buzan, Barry Buzan 2010

          Book Further This book will be useful as it will allow you to consider the value of mind maps within your own study skills set.

        2. The good study guide - Andrew Northedge 2005

          Book Further This book gives an overview of many of the study skills that we have considered in semester one and it is a useful review of where you are in relation to your study skills.

        3. The student's guide to writing: spelling, punctuation and grammar - John Peck, Martin Coyle 2012

          Book Further If you are struggling with structure and grammar within your writing this is a helpful guide to your writing a worth reading.

      3. Challenging reading 0 items
        Items will be added here prior to the Christmas break to meet the needs of students wishing to complete more challenging reading.
    13. Week beginning 01/01/18: Assessment week 1 item
      1. Essential reading 1 item
        There is no essential reading this week as you need to focus on your submission for your optional modules. Please use the skills that you have developed within this module to support your submissions. You may find it useful however to have Cite Them Right to hand to support you in your referencing.
        1. Cite them right: the essential referencing guide - Richard Pears, Graham J. Shields 2016

          Book  You need to use this source to help you reference using the correct referencing convention. Online resource button links to 'Cite Them Right Online'.

    14. Weeks beginning 08/01/18 and 15/01/18: Block placement 2 1 item
      1. Essential reading 1 item
        1. There is no essential reading for the weeks that you are in Placement. You must make sure that you complete all the PBL tasks for all the modules that you are studying whilst on placement.          

    15. Week beginning 22/01/18 1 item
      1. Essential reading 1 item
        Reading will be uploaded here. Karen Appleby will be our guest lecturer next week and we will be uploading reading that she suggests at the end of semester 2. Please check the electronic version of this list for updates.
        1. A critical companion to early childhood 2014

          Book  Please read Chapter 2 of this book which has been written by Karen Appleby and Karen Hanson. It is important that you think about any questions that you may have in relation to this chapter note them and bring them to the session. Digitised: Chapter 2 'Reflective practice' pp 24-35

    16. Week beginning 29/01/18 0 items
      1. Essential Reading 0 items
        Further reading will be uploaded in this area - once the full content of Karen's Lecture is known .
    17. Week beginning 05/02/18 6 items
      1. Essential Reading - Please read the conetent before next weeks lecture 4 items
        1. A critical companion to early childhood 2014

          Book Essential Please take a close look at chapter 4. This chapter will not only develop your critical thinking understanding but it will also help you to think carefully about the value of deep reading as you beginning to think about writing your summative assessments. Digitised: 'Chapter 4: Critical thinking,' pp 48-57.

        2. Critical thinking skills: effective analysis, argument and reflection - Stella Cottrell 2017

          Book Essential 2017 3rd print edition. Stella is a well respected author of study guides and has developed a number of books which have been helpful to level four students. Chapters 1, 2 and 3 will all be supportive in developing your skills in writing and gaining an understanding of what critical thinking is all about.Chapter 1 has been digitised to help you to get started. Digitised: 'Chapter 1: What is critical thinking?' pp 1-16 (3rd edition)

        3. Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument - Stella Cottrell 2011

          Book Essential 2nd edition. 3rd edition print copies now available in the library, see item above.

        4. Critical thinking skills: developing effective analysis and argument - Stella Cottrell 2011 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential This 2nd edition ebook has a 1 user licence. Print and ebook available.

      2. Extra reading 2 items
        Please take a look at this for extra thoughts around the critical thinking process.
        1. Critical thinking skills for education students - Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds, Elaine McCreery 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Further 2nd edition e-book.

        2. Critical thinking skills for education students - Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds, Brenda Judge, Patrick Jones, Elaine McCreery 2013

          Book Further 2nd edition print copies.

    18. Week beginning 12/02/18 1 item
      1. Take this opportunity to start to thinking about texts that have influenced your thinking in preparation for the assignment workshop next week.

    19. Week beginning 19/02/18 1 item
      1. Essential reading 1 item
        1. Following the assignment workshop this week there is no set essential reading. However, it is essential now that you apply the skill of reading and develop your own reading list that you feel may be relevant to your summative task for this module. Take a look at the summative assessment and think about where your reading could support your first thoughts. This may require you to explore sources that have been referenced within this list already.                   

    20. Week beginning 26/02/18 and 05/03/18: PBL block three 4 items
      Please ensure you read the following below for wb 12/03/18
      1. Essential Reading 4 items
        This week develop your own wider reading list to include reading that you need to complete for other modules. Where have you missed reading ? Go back over the reading list for other modules and explore and complete reading that you haven't considered.
        1. Success with your early years research project - Rosie Walker, Carla Solvason 2014 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Please read Chapter 3 of this book. It is written in the context of research. However, this is important as you conduct observations that can inform your practice. It will also set the scene for you with regard to conducting your own research in practice.

        2. Success with your early years research project - Rosie Walker, Carla Solvason 2014

          Book Essential Please read Chapter 3 of this book. It is written in the context of research. However, this is important as you conduct observations that can inform your practice. It will also set the scene for you with regard to conducting your own research in practice.

        3. Ethical practice in early childhood - Ioanna Palaiologou 2012

          Book Essential E-book and print copies available.

        4. Ethical practice in early childhood - Ioanna Palaiologou 2012 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Chapter Nine of this book considers ethical practice whilst studying in the Early Years. This will be helpful to consider prior to the lecture as we explore this subject together. E-book and print copies available.

    21. Week beginning 12/03/18 3 items
      1. Essential Reading 3 items
        The reading within the essential list this week will help you think about the process of feedback and how valuable it is in improving your academic writing skills.Feedback can be hard to swallow sometimes and it is important that as a student in Higher Education that you embrace this as part of the process which informs your learning.
        1. Success in academic writing - Trevor Day 2013

          Book Essential Please take a look at Chapter 12 of this book. Think about what you have read and how you will use this to inform how and what you do with the feedback that you have received to date. Digitised: 'Chapter 12: Moving Forward,' pp 186-193.

        2. Success in academic writing - Trevor Day 2015 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential This ebook has a 1 user licence. Ebook and print available.

        3. Thanks for the feedback - Douglas Stone

          Book Essential What are your thoughts on this resource ? How could you use this to develop your critical thinking in relation to feedback

    22. Week beginning 19/03/17 1 item
      1. You may wish to spent some time at the Hive looking at journals and texts to support you in writing your summative over the Easter break.           

    23. Week beginning 26/03/18 and 02/04/18 1 item
      1. No set reading over the Easter break - time to develop your own sources.