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Hi All,

 

I am about to enter my 3rd and final year of my teaching degree, I have specialised in the Early Years so feel that I should reflect this by choosing a relevant EY topic / focus for my dissertation. However, the word limit for our paper is rather short (7500 words) and so far many of the titles my friends and I have thought of have been rejected as they were too big!

 

I am now stuck and at a mind-block lol! Can anyone suggest any ideas / tips on what I could base my research on? Any help would be greatly appreciated and would help me stress less before I go back to uni!!

 

Thank You everyone!

 

Sam x

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Hi All,

 

I am about to enter my 3rd and final year of my teaching degree, I have specialised in the Early Years so feel that I should reflect this by choosing a relevant EY topic / focus for my dissertation. However, the word limit for our paper is rather short (7500 words) and so far many of the titles my friends and I have thought of have been rejected as they were too big!

 

I am now stuck and at a mind-block lol! Can anyone suggest any ideas / tips on what I could base my research on? Any help would be greatly appreciated and would help me stress less before I go back to uni!!

 

Thank You everyone!

 

Sam x

 

 

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Don't know if my idea is much help, but would suggest, Humour in the Early Years, someone at our Uni did a short presentation on children's sense of humour and it's development and also that research suggests they are lacking in some areas, she had a brilliant piece from the Times newspaper on it, very interesting.....the whole class was spellbound........she only wished she could have done more on it.

 

L

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i'm very interested in the replies you get for this thread as i'm in the same position, i don't have a clue what to do mine on... everything i think off i get told that its hard to evaluate....i was thinking of doing the effects of television on early years developemnt but was asked how would i evaluate my results? Good question! I'm just not sure what to do... good luck with yours..

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Thank you L that sounds really interesting as I have found whilst on placement that a lot of the EY children have a good sense of humour but a lot of the time it wasn't encouraged as the teachers assumed the children were messing around or acting silly. I will have to look around for some literature / research on it.

 

Simcity: Good luck to you too. We are a very small campus as well and our library is less than useless at times so I really need to think of a good topic so I can get the books ASAP. I had exactly the same response from my tutors in that my initial ideas were too broad or there was little I could do to evaluate the question. I have a deep interest in child psychology and the behaviour of children (influences, genetics etc) but again too broad and no way I could fit it into a 7500 word essay. I have found a lot of people talking about the outside learning area and how it is important to children's learning and development and also a lot of talk about gender in the EY and the influence of the media on children's self esteem........just a couple of suggestions to get you started. Good luck

 

Sam x

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Hi Sam

 

I have finally decided upon mine - after knowing exactly what I didn't want to cover, but not knowing what did grab me....

 

I have plumped for children's ability to access adventurous/physical play and how this is influenced by adults' attitudes and behaviour.

 

Everything else I chose either didn't grab me or didn't offer enough rtheoretical evidence.

 

Good luck to all planning and doing their dissertation this year!

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Everything else I chose either didn't grab me or didn't offer enough rtheoretical evidence.

I think this is the key really - whatever you choose has to really interest you. Otherwise if you don't really care about the outcome it might be very difficult to sustain your interest and commitment over even a short study period! And having lots of literature to review helps too!

 

Maz

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