My pedagogy and me…

The relationships and experiences children encounter during their formative years significantly impact upon their future outcomes (Department for Education (DfE), 2012a; Basquill et al.2012).  As a teacher I will play a vital role in ensuring this occurs by striving to improve the quality of pedagogical processes.

Brownlee and Berthelsen (2005) argue that practitioner training should pay more attention to exploring pedagogy, particularly exploring how practitioners’ personal values connect with their theoretical knowledge.   Therefore as practitioners develop a better understanding of themselves this has a positive impact upon practice.




Basquill, J., Beattie, L. and Ryan, J. (2012) The EYPS handbook. London: Pearson Education Limited.

Brownlee, J. and Berthelsen, D. (2005) Personal Epistemology and relational pedagogy in early childhood teacher education programs. Early Years: An International Journal of Research. 26 (1), 17-29.


Department for Education ((DfE) 2012a) Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage: setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. Runcorn: Department for Education.

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