Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings 6th Edition
Leonie Arthur | Bronwyn Beecher | Elizabeth Death | Sue Farmer | Sue Dockett
Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings 7th Edition
Leonie Arthur | Bronwyn Beecher | Elizabeth Death | Sue Dockett | Sue Farmer
ISBN-13: 9780170386326 | ISBN-10: 0170386325
© 2018 | Published |  480  Pages
Previous Editions: 2015

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Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to 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. Chapters reflect 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. Thoroughly revised and updated, this new edition shows how chapters of the text are 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 students 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.

  • 1. Setting the scene
    2. Children in the context of their families and communities
    3. Thinking about children: Development and play
    4. Reflective and evaluative practice
    5. Developing philosophies
    6. Understanding the setting
    7. Curriculum approaches and pedagogies
    8. Assessing and planning for children’s learning
    9. Relationships and interactions in children’s learning
    10. Learning environments
    11. Journeys of change

    • ‘Reflection points’ within the chapters encourage students to pause and reflect on the material they have just read and their own practices, to facilitate ongoing learning.
    • Help your students to review, practise and extend their knowledge using the revision and extension resources in the CourseMate Express website.
    • Examples throughout the text demonstrate how the concepts and theory you are learning about have been applied in real-life settings by specific child-care centres and professionals.
    • Updated to reflect the latest developments in the Australian early childhood scene, keeping students at the forefront of best practice.
    • Provides information on continuity of learning and transition to school, with specific strategies to support children, families and educators to experience a smooth transition and strengthen relationships and communication across settings.
    • Features a strong focus on working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, along with extensive examples from early childhood settings in central Australia.
    • Chapter 1 'Setting the scene', covers updates to policies and priorities, and includes a discussion of the effects of the NDIS rollout to Early Childhood Intervention
    • More discussion about intentional teaching and technological play in Chapter 3 'Thinking about children'
    • Additional examples on direct instruction in Chapter 7 'Curriculum approaches and pedagogies'
    • Updated links to EYLF and ACARA documentation in Chapter 7 'Curriculum approaches and pedagogies'
    • More examples from the early years of schooling highlight connections to the school-based context
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  • Leonie Arthur has worked in long day care, preschool and the early years of school. She currently works with undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Western Sydney in areas of early childhood curriculum and literacy. Her recent research has focused on effective pedagogies, practitioner research and literacy learning. Leonie was also one of the members of the CSU-led consortium that developed the Early Years Learning Framework.

    Bronwyn Beecher was formerly a lecturer in early childhood education in the School of Education, University of Western Sydney and currently manages the KU Early Language and Literacy Initiative. Her research examines family and community partnerships, strengthening pedagogical practice and children’s literacy learning.

    Elizabeth Death is General Manager, Early Childhood Policy and Regulation for the Northern Territory Government Department of Education. She has worked within the early childhood profession for more than 30 years. Her experience spans directing and teaching in preschool and long day care settings, early intervention, lecturing at University of Western Sydney and Charles Sturt University, teaching at TAFE, consultancy and service group management across New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.

    Sue Dockett is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Charles Sturt University. She has worked as an educator and academic in the field of early childhood for over 30 years. Much of her current research agenda is focused on educational transitions, particularly transitions to school and the expectations, experiences and perceptions of all involved. Her other research areas include children’s play, participatory, rights-based research and researching with children.

    Sue Farmer is an early childhood education consultant who currently coordinates an early childhood intervention service and promotes inclusion in early childhood settings. Sue has worked in a wide range of early childhood education and care settings and management positions since the mid-1970s. For many years she worked at the University of Western Sydney and more recently has taught within the TAFE system in the far North Coast Region of NSW. Her recent project work has focused on providing mentoring for documentation and programming in early childhood settings.