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Hi Guys

 

Just received a list of study books I need for my first year of foundation degree. Can anyone advise best place

to purchase them, either new or second hand.

 

thank you

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Do you have the opportunity to check your college/uni library? Usually they hold several copies of the books you will use and it does not cost you anything. I have also borrowed books from our village library.

 

Otherwise, try Amazon.co.uk, ebay?

 

Best wishes,

 

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Some unis and colleges allow students to advertise their books for sale when they no longer need them. If you can get into the place it might be worthwhile checking that option too. Otherwise Amazon is a very good bet, especially as you don't need them to be in pristine condition. I've bought books second hand before for courses and found very helpful annotations in the margins already!

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When I started I brought quite a few books from the recommended reading list, some have been very useful, although some I have not used at all.

We have had new modules every six weeks and most have at least 10 recommended reading lists attached!

I would recommend that you get them from the library and only buy the ones that you enjoy and find useful.

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'Advanced Early Years Care & Ed' (Heinemann)

 

'Early years management in Practice' (Heinemann)

 

'Key concepts in Early Childhood Ed & care' (sage)

 

'key concepts in childhood studies' (sage)

 

'Professional in the Early Years' (Hodder ed)

 

'early childhood studies an holistic intro' (Arnold)

 

'crititcal thinking skills developing effective analysis & argument' (Palgrave Study Guides)

 

Thank you all for your advice

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hi there, ive just finished my first year and the books i used the most were

 

Early childhood studies- Nahmed-Williams and Johnston (this is a good all rounder and will help you through most of the modules)

 

Study Skills _ Stella Cottrell 3rd edition

 

Advanced early years- Macleod-Brudenell and Kay 2nd edition

 

Does your LA provide the graduate leader fund? Most in my area do and its funding of £2000 to support you through the course, books, ink for printer, discs, paper, cover or as a bonus to be paid to you from your employer ( the money goes to your employer unless you are a childminder and you get it direct). its worth asking about.

 

if you decide to use the uni librabry, be quick as most only hold a few copies of each book, and there'll possibly 20 or so of you looking for the same book.

good luck and enjoy

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'Early years management in Practice' (Heinemann)

 

is very good - helped me a lot.

 

 

Advanced Early Years Care & Ed' (Heinemann)

 

a must must must to own! Wish I'd bought a copy, but had to give it back to college.

 

 

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I have bought a few books from Amazon but i love using the uni library as we study the modules at a college off site.

I agree that 'advanced early years' is a must, it has everything in it and i've used a few of Tina Bruce's books quite a lot during the first year and also loved Threads of thinking by Cathy Nutbrown.

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I agree, amazon have a lot of them. Abebooks, though a bit hit and miss, can have some real gems.

 

You may find your university (or the one you are linked to if you are studying at a college) may have some of them as e-books. This is extremely useful especially if only certain chapters need to be read. I wouldn't buy too many till you actually start, though agree with others that a good general one (like Macleod-Brudenell) is invaluable and you'll use it in your practice afterwards too.

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