Assessment Reform Group (1999) Assessment for learning - Beyond the black box, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge School of Education.

Bjork, R. and Bjork, E. (1992) A new theory of disuse and an old theory of stimulus fluctuation, In: A. Healey, S. Kosslyn and E. Siffrin (Eds.) From learning processes to cognitive processes: Essays in honor of Wiliam K. Estes, (Vol. 2, pp. 35-67), Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.


The practices outlined in this MESHGuide draw on research findings from many disciplines. The focus on early years education is often said to be on the development of the ‘whole child’. In reading this guide we hope you will find it easy to see how research from neuroscience is linked to that related to fine and gross motor skill development, which is linked to physical development, which is linked to nutrition and so on.

The materials referenced below provide further reading.

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