Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

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Debbie Mullen

Action research, my story

Continuing our series on the contribution action research can make to quality, Debbie Mullen, from Early Childhood Ireland describes her first introduction to action research and how this has supported her work since then.

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Sylwia O’Rourke

First steps on action research

Many of the tools used in action research are inherent to daily practice in Early Years settings. In this Scéalta blog post, Sylwia O’Rourke, Early Years tutor, outlines these tools to guide educators who are getting started on action research.

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plan do reviews
Kathleen Tuite

Educators – Plan, Do and Review

In this new series of Scéalta blog posts, we turn our attention to action research. In this first post, Kathleen Tuite, from Early Childhood Ireland offers insights into how action research can be carried out by educators in their Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare settings.

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Play of the Order
Dr Suzanne Egan

Play is the order of the day

In Scéalta this week, Dr Suzanne Egan, from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick presents findings from the Growing Up in Ireland research showing that play is the best way to support children in their transition to primary school.

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Steam Ahead Outdoors
Máire Corbett

STEAM ahead outdoors

In this final Scéalta blog of the outdoor play series, Máire Corbett from Early Childhood Ireland outlines some ways in which children can explore the STEAM areas in the outdoors.

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rough tumble play
Kathleen Tuite

Rough and tumble play – what do you think?

In this week’s Scealta, Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Specialist with Early Childhood Ireland, reflects on rough and tumble play, and looks at the play cues of children which help educators to distinguish this type of play from other forms of aggressive behaviours.

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