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Author Arthur, Leonie, author

Title Programming & planning in early childhood settings / Leonie Arthur, Bronwyn Beecher, Elizabeth Death, Sue Dockett, Sue Farmer
Edition Edition 7
Published South Melbourne, Victoria : Cengage Learning Australia, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 459 pages.)
Contents Chapter 1: Setting the scene -- Chapter 2: Children in the context of their families and communities -- Chapter 3: Thinking about children: development and play -- Chapter 4: Reflective and evaluative practice -- Chapter 5: Developing philosophies -- Chapter 6: Understanding the setting -- Chapter 7: Curriculum approaches and pedagogies -- Chapter 8: Assessing and planning for children’s learning -- Chapter 9: Relationships and interactions in children's learning -- Chapter 10: Learning environments -- Chapter 11: Journeys of change -- Glossary -- Index
Summary Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and documenting children's learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Each chapter reflects ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms 'planning' and 'programming' in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young children's learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of children's diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Each chapter of this textbook is relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers, and highlights connections to the school-based context. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies assist you to understand a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Educational planning -- Australia.
Early childhood education -- Australia.
Reading List ECE212 prescribed text 2019
ECE761 prescribed text 2019
ECE212 prescribed text 2018
ECE761 prescribed text 2018
EEE752 recommended text 2018
Form Electronic book
Author Beecher, Bronwyn, 1951- author
Death, Elizabeth, author
Dockett, Susan, author
Farmer, Sue, author
ISBN 9780170282413 (electronic bk.)
0170282414 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Programming and planning in early childhood settings