Birth to Big School 3rd Edition
Karen Kearns
Birth to Big School with Student Resource Access 12 Months 4th Edition
Karen Kearns
ISBN-13: 9780170369343 | ISBN-10: 017036934X
© 2017 | Published |  416  Pages
Previous Editions: 2014

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Birth to Big School is designed to support the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in a holistic and integrated way while addressing the relevant units of the Training Package. The text emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of development and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS) by using down-to-earth practical examples. Questions enable students to check their understanding of the content and provide a reference point to the NQS.

  • 1. Introduction to child development
    2. Moving
    3. Thinking and talking
    4. Socialising
    5. Playing
    6. Play and learning
    7. Documentation and planning

    • All new student CourseMate Express with activities to extend learning and practice
    • New in-text features such as “Consider This” boxes to reinforce learning through reflection on important topics
    • Additional instructor support material – cases with extension activities; assist with lesson planning and setting homework exercises
    • Expanded material on cultural considerations to address new diversity and cultural safety requirements of the training package
    • Additional content on Heuristic play reinforcing concept of play as learning to support the delivery of CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support childrens play and learning, which has been significantly changed in elements and performance criteria in the current version of the qualification
    • Key terms in bold
    • New Consider This boxes on key physical development factors, and subjects such as “W sitting” and “toe walking”
    • Additional material, requested by market, on social theory such as 'Albert Bandura and social learning theory' and 'Erik Erikson's lifespan theory'
    • New In Practice boxes on subjects such as identifing emotional and behavioural problems
    • Expanded discussion of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices
    • Extensive revision of chapter 6 New material on 'Heuristic play'; Expanded discussion of 'Visual art experiences'; New section on 'Risky play'; New sections on 'STEM,' 'Technology' and 'Engineering'; Discussion of 'provocations' and updated information on'projects and collections'; New section on 'Small world play'; Reworked section on 'Play that supports emergent literacy'
    • In chapter 7 New sections oncapturing the children's learning through 'Videos,' 'Photographs' and 'The child's voice'; New material on 'The daily program'
    • New student and instructor resources – for the instructor NEW – additional cases with extension activities on SSO as well as PowerPoints, Testbank and mapping; for the student – NEW CourseMate Express with revision quizzes, competency based activity sheets, online research activities
    • New section on 'Emergent literacy' 'Literacy for babies and toddlers' as well as Revised and updated discussion of 'Play that supports emergent literacy'
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  • Karen Kearns M. Ed. (EC), B. Ed. (EC), Grad. Dip. Ed. (Spec. Ed) Dip. Teach (EC), Cert. IV Training and Assessment.

    Karen is an early childhood professional and CEO of International Child Care college. Karen believes that being an educator/teacher in early childhood settings is both challenging and rewarding. A long-time advocate for educators, Karen is passionate about the importance of supporting educators in their critical role with young children and families.