QUT ePrints

Evidence based practice

Busch, Gillian Roslyn & Theobald, Maryanne Agnes (2013) Evidence based practice. In Pendergast, D. & Garvis, S. (Eds.) Teaching Early Years : Rethinking Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, pp. 317-333.

[img] PDF (186kB)
Administrators only | Request a copy from author

    View at publisher

    Abstract

    An integral part of teaching and a principle underpinning professional practice in the early years is the importance of reflecting on and researching our own practice. For example, in Australia, the Early Years Learning Framework: Belonging, Being and Becoming identifies “ongoing learning and reflective practice” (DEEWR, 2009, p. 13) as one of the five principles distilled from theories and research evidence that underpin professional practice in the early years. Recognising teaching as encompassing the role of researching pedagogical practice highlights that teaching is not simply practical or procedural but requires intellectual work. This chapter details evidence based practice (EBP) in early years education and highlights four questions: 1. What is evidence based practice?; 2. What evidence do I draw on?; 3. How might I discern relevant evidence?; and 4. What is my part in generating research evidence?

    Impact and interest:

    Citation countsare sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

    These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

    Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

    ID Code: 50803
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: evidence based practice, research, reflective practice, teaching, early childhood education, teachers as professionals, action research, early years, learning
    ISBN: 9781742379951
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
    Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
    Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Allen & Unwin.
    Deposited On: 08 Jun 2012 16:59
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2013 08:26

    Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

    Repository Staff Only: item control page