Evidence Based Practice Essay

268 WordsApr 4, 20132 Pages
Evidence-based practice is influenced by objective evidence obtained from: qualifications and training, personal experience as a child, parent or practitioner, at work learning from colleagues, and from research (reading, internet, television. etc.) With this evidence informed decisions that benefit children and their families can be made. For professional practice practitioners are required to keep up to date with research studies and consider how the findings can be applied in their own setting. The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) is an example of research which has influenced pre-school provision. The report found that children who had attended early year’s settings were more likely to have better social, cognitive and behaviour skills than those who didn’t. The Key Elements of Effective Practice (KEEP) provides a benchmark for all local authorities to evaluate training etc. which they deliver, which in turn means practitioners gain the skills needed to effectively support young children’s learning. KEEP emphasises that secure relationships are valuable for effective learning in children. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) include forming secure relationships and learning through play as key elements. In my setting I adopt evidence-based practice: by building on skills gained from personal experiences both from childhood and from bringing up three children of my own; by undertaking relevant training and by sharing information with colleagues. Evidence-based practice helps support positive outcomes for children in many ways including: to ask questions about injuries that can’t be explained satisfactorily (Baby P enquiry); the value of early learning through ‘guided play’ (EPPE project) and reflective practice and self-evaluation being important (SPEEL

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