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Early Childhood Learning Communities

By Marilyn Fleer, Sue Edwards, Marie Hammer, Anne Kennedy, Avis Ridgway, Jill Robbins, Lynne Surman
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ISBN
9781741032284
Published date
09/11/2005
 
 
 

Description
For undergraduate teachers studying early childhood education at the university level.

Early Childhood Learning Communities aims to share research findings that are important in a evidence based approach to pedagogy practice. Paving the way for more accurate sorting and sifting of research and theoretical writings in early childhood education, this publication draws heavily upon the Australian research, sociocultural theory and the principles of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

It invites students to act as researchers themselves, and seeks to create an early childhood learning community where the latest research and thinking generate the potential for future research and action. Offering insights gained through critical reviews of the literature that students will find make it engaging, accessible and thought provoking.
Product details
ISBN
 
9781741032284
Edition
 
1st
Published date
 
09/11/2005
Published by
 
Pearson Australia
Pages
 
248
Format
 
Table of contents
  • SECTION 1: UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN FROM A PERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
  • 1. A sociocultural perspective on early childhood education: rethinking, re-conceptualising and re-inventing Marilyn Fleer
  • 2. The images of children: a picture tells a thousand words Anne Kennedy
  • 3. Working in the zone: new insights into ZPD Marilyn Fleer and Jill Robbins
  • 4. The pedagogy of relationships Anne Kennedy and Lynne Surman
  • 5. Diversity in the context of universal early childhood education: family involvement or family exclusion? Marilyn Fleer and Jill Robbins
  • 6. Broadening the lens on diversity Marie Hammer, Jill Robbins and Marilyn Fleer
  • SECTION 2: UNDERSTANDING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FROM A PERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
  • 7. Continuity in early education: building sociocultural connections Anne Kennedy
  • 8. Spaces that educate Avis Ridgway and Marie Hammer
  • 9. Documenting – feedback informing practice Avis Ridgway
  • 10. A sociocultural approach to observing and assessing Marilyn Fleer and Lynne Surman
  • 11. Potentive assessment in early childhood education Marilyn Fleer
  • 12. Program planning: negotiating the curriculum Lynne Surman, Avis Ridgway and Suzy Edwards
  • SECTION 3: UNDERSTANDING THE PROFESSION FROM A PERSONAL, INTERPERSONAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
  • 13. The foundations of early childhood education: historically situated practice Suzy Edwards and Marie Hammer
  • 14. Quality – always unfinished business Marilyn Fleer and Anne Kennedy
  • 15. Joining the academy Marilyn Fleer, Marie Hammer and Jill Robbins
Features & benefits
  • Research questions provide students with a chance for extra-curricula study and revision.
  • A series of case studies can be found throughout the chapters – as examples of sociocultural research in practice.
  • Tables & Figures with photos provides visual and statistical learning
  • Research in practice boxes are included in some chapters where students put their research skills to practice.
  • Questions for reflection are provided so students get a chance to reflect on the issues being discussed within the chapter.
  • A Case study is provided in Chapter 7: Continuity in early education and Chapter 14: Quality – always unfinished business so students can get a unique look at the issues and scenarios that they face in the real world.
  • Key terms are provided so students can learn and understand the terminology used in early childhood teaching.