Reflections

Undertaking a Reflections paper offers you the chance to have a short paper web-published and responded to by like minded professionals. These are a popular part of our website and we always welcome more papers. Please contact Janet Moyles with your thoughts, ideas or draft/completed papers.  How to write and submit your own Reflections on Early Years Issues.

BEST STUDENT REFLECTIONS PAPER OF THE YEAR – annual award

In brief: We are offering students at any level the opportunity to submit a ‘Reflecting on Early Years Issues’ paper to TACTYC to appear on its website. The paper should be between 1500 and 2000 words long (no more), which will then be judged by a panel of early years experts. The chosen student will receive a year’s free membership of TACTYC and a fee of £200. The best two runners-up papers will also be published on the website.

The latest submission date is the 15th July, 2017.   So …. early years students everywhere … what are YOU going to write about????

Further information: The focus of the article can be anything to do with early years care and education (ECEC). It should show reflection on important issues that have informed the student’s knowledge, skills and understanding of the field. It can include diagrams, tables, charts, photographs – whatever enhances the topic but should, essentially, be a thoughtful, written piece. It can be about something that has promoted discussion in lectures or in practice, be it pedagogy, curriculum, training or policies.

A useable and useful format might be:

  • What is the issue?
  • Who/what was involved (e.g. staff, children, curriculum, policy)?
  • Why is it important in early years and to you?
  • What questions needs raising/answering?
  • Briefly, what has already been written on this issue? Do you agree/disagree?
  • How are you addressing the questions/issue in your own situation?
  • What are your conclusions/ideas for ways forward?
  • A brief reference list.

(If you need or would like to test out your ideas on someone first, either consult your tutor or use www.tactyc.org.uk/contact to ask a member of the TACTYC Executive.)

See … it’s easy!! So get writing or encourage others you know with an ‘issue’ to write also. You don’t need to be a TACTYC member to write or respond to these papers – we’re pleased to hear from any students who have something interesting to say!

Papers already submitted to this section:

2017 Reflections

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Published: January 26, 2017 | Print
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