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Naughton, Christopher – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2016
It is common in early childhood education (ECE), for student teachers to be asked to reflect on incidents or scenarios that occur while on practicum and relate their reflections to "theory." This process of identification and corroboration, demonstrates the student's familiarity with the dominant developmental narratives within which ECE…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Practicums, Familiarity, Early Childhood Education
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Stephen, Christine – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
This paper sets out to examine the place of theory in preschool education, considering the theories to which practitioners and providers have access and which provide a rationale for everyday practices and shape the experiences of young children. The paper reflects the circumstances of preschool provision, practices and thinking in the UK in…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Practices