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Early Years Magazine - Issue 2: R4U, Research for you

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Created on 16 December 2009 by ncetm_administrator
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Early Years Magazine - Issue 2microscope

R4U - Research for You
The Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS)

The Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS) provides digests of studies from research journals. Publication in such journals means that the studies have already been scrutinised for academic rigour. The studies are checked by the DCSF to ensure that they provide strong evidence directly relevant to practice in schools and settings.

Department for children, schools and families, standards site

There are several themes, one of which is Early Years. There are currently six digests in this area of the site. Learning from their mistakes investigates problem-solving skills in children from 30 to 36 months, using two related tests to reveal their symbolic functioning. Reading it on screen is a little irritating as each page is very short. Download the whole document (5 pages) by clicking on Word doc 50KB or printer friendly. It’s short but interesting and thought-provoking.

two teddy bears with tokens in pockets


One of the tests involved placing a token in a pocket on a small teddy bear and seeing if the child used this prior knowledge to help them find the token on a larger teddy bear. There was a clear difference in the behaviour of children at different ages.


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