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Early Years CPD Modules

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Created on 31 March 2011 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 07 October 2013 by ncetm_administrator

Early Years CPD Modules

Early Years CPD Modules

What do these modules offer you as an early years practitioner?

By studying these modules you will learn more about two important issues:

  • what do young children need to know and understand in order to become competent and confident mathematicians?
  • what do practitioners need to know, understand and be able to do in order to make this happen?

What will be involved in completing these modules?

As you work through these modules you will:

  • read and reflect upon passages containing key theoretical ideas
  • strengthen your own subject knowledge
  • keep a reflective diary tracing the development of your thinking
  • undertake action research in your own classroom
  • carry out focussed assessments of individuals and groups of children in your own class
  • identify ways in which you could put the ideas into practice in your own classroom
  • implement your planned changes and evaluate their success by assessing the children’s response and the progress they make
  • engage in on-line discussions with other practitioners studying this module through the Early Years Forum
  • reflect on what you have learnt and the implications for your future practice.

We recommend that you begin with the Introduction to the Early Years Modules, then choose your own path through the other modules, finishing with the Final Reflections. There are currently two modules in the Early Years Self-Study Modules – Counting and Number. Further modules will be added later.

Using the modules

When using the modules, there may be times when you wish to record reflections, actions or tasks. The Learning Journal within your Personal Learning Space is an excellent place to do this, although you will need to be registered and logged in to use this facility. 

In these materials, you will come across a number of small icons, which are used to signal different types of CPD activity. A 'key' and information about their use can be found here. You can also add notes or reminders to items using the  and icons respectively.

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12 May 2020 10:30
I am very interested in discovering different ways to help preschoolers develop and improve their mathmatical skills.
By SNeedham
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09 May 2015 09:33
HI DBerry,

I am also very interested in EYFS and have recently been introduced to ncetm. Initially I thought OMG it sounds like it will wipe out everything I hold dear about EYFS, but as a proactive provider I aim to open to change and enhancing my ability to provide a learing rich environment for children to develop and become independent
By janesmyrec1
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14 April 2015 21:44
Look forward to studying this unit because EYFS is an area that profoundly interests me.
By DBerry
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