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    Early Childhood and Neuroscience: Theory, Research and Implications for Practice

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    Mine Conkbayir


    2017 Bloomsbury Academic

    Early Childhood and Neuroscience is a practical guide to understanding the complex and challenging subject of neuroscience and its use (and misapplication) in early childhood policy and practice.The author begins by introducing the definition and history of neuroscience. The reader is then led through structured chapters discussing questions such as: Why should practitioners know about neuroscience? How can neuroscience help practitioners better provide for babies and children? and Is it relevant? Topics covered include the nature vs. nurture debate through the lens of neuroscience, epigenetics, the first 1001 days and a discussion on just how critical the first three years of life are to healthy brain development.

    The book provides a balanced overview of the debates by weaving discussion on the opportunities of using neuroscience in early childhood practice with examination of the limitations and ethical implications throughout the chapters. This enables students to inform their own opinions about the discipline and its use in their future practice.

    Clear explanations of the main terms and theories are complemented with illustrative case studies of cutting-edge research from around the world, a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading. Reflective discussion questions give students the chance to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world contexts. These features encourage and support independent critical thinking, helping students to reflect on, evaluate and analyse a range of ideas, research findings and applications for their own future early childhood practice. activemattters was created as a learning hub, support system and 'go-to' website for all those interested in the physical development, health and wellbeing of young children -whether in a personal or professional capacity. Different sections focus on central reports, current research, literature, resources, visual material and links to related organisations. Regular newsletters are sent and users are encouraged to contact the team if particular questions need answering or issues addressed. Our Primary colleagues are also involved so the reach of our work may be extended to a wider age range.


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