To what extent is risk and challenge beneficial in the Early Years?

Robinson, Eden (2022) To what extent is risk and challenge beneficial in the Early Years? Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

This research project investigated the extent to which risk and challenge is beneficial in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The experiences of one cohort of reception children, their teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) was investigated through interviews, observations (field notes and event sampling) and document analysis. The research found that children do benefit from experiences with risk and being challenged. From these experiences, children can develop positive self-esteem, increase their confidence and develop the skill of trying new things. The research concludes by highlighting the belief that a teacher’s personal philosophy towards risk taking will influence how they allow children to experience risk in their classroom

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Primary Teaching
Uncontrolled Keywords: nursery, early years,
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Education and Teaching
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Ruth Clark
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 12:06
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2022 12:06
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6390

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