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.

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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?

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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 06:59
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 22:26

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