Developing a Loving Pedagogy in the Early Years

How Love Fits with Professional Practice

Care and caring are key to early childhood education and yet love can be viewed as a taboo word within early childhood settings. This book guides practitioners through the potentially problematic area of loving the children they care for. Les mer
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Care and caring are key to early childhood education and yet love can be viewed as a taboo word within early childhood settings. This book guides practitioners through the potentially problematic area of loving the children they care for. It shows where a loving pedagogy can fit within professional practice and how this can enrich experiences for children and educators.





The book explores how educators can support their children by holding them in mind, valuing them and promoting their best interests. Focusing on how relationships, attachment and connections underpin our settings and practice, the chapters cover:








the fundamentals of professional love







appropriate touch in practice







the different ways in which children feel loved







the rights of the child







empowering children through love







working with parents and carers.








Including case studies and questions for reflection, this is vital reading for practitioners wanting to develop a nurturing and loving pedagogy that places the child at the centre of their practice.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction





Chapter 1 Defining Love





Chapter 2 Problematising Love





Chapter 3 Professional Love





Chapter 4 Tactile Nature of a Loving Pedagogy





Chapter 5 The Language(s) of Love - Love in Practice





Chapter 6 The Empowerment of Children through Love





Chapter 7 Holding Children in Mind





Chapter 8 Loving Relationships





Chapter 9 Concluding Thoughts





Afterword: Demonstrating a Loving Pedagogy During a Pandemic

Om forfatteren

Tamsin Grimmer is an experienced consultant and trainer, a director of Linden Learning and a senior lecturer in Early Years at Bath Spa University. She is based in Wiltshire, UK.