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Delivering Authentic Arts Education 4th Edition

This market-leading text helps you develop the confidence, understanding and skills you need to teach arts, including dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. With a perfect balance between theory and practice, Delivering Authentic Arts Education outlines the key learning area of arts education and its importance in the curriculum. It also conveys creative activity and expression within a cultural context. The text tells you how to recognise and build on your existing artistic abilities and teaching skills, how to encourage children’s creativity and how to lead arts appreciation experiences. It also includes information on planning and assessment. Read More

Judith Dinham


Teaching Humanities And Social Sciences 7th Edition

Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences, 7e prepares you to teach programs in the humanities and social sciences. With the aid of this valuable text, you’ll be able to assist primary, middle and secondary students to become active and informed citizens. The resource blends theory with practical approaches to teaching that are engaging and relevant to students’ lives. Chapters on history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business discuss the nature of these subjects and how to teach them. New, print versions of this book come with bonus online study tools on the Search Me! platform. You’ll get access for 12 months from your first login. Read More

Rob Gilbert | Libby Tudball | Peter Brett


Teaching 6th Edition

Teaching, 6e is an easy-to-use text that encourages you to become an active learner of teaching. It shows you how to think like a teacher and asks you to consider the key aspects of teaching. The book also directs you to useful teaching resources, in text, in references and online. Case studies and reflection opportunities will get you to consider your own strengths and issues, and cover the diversity of learning styles in students, their school and wider community as well as government and ethical requirements. This book will show you what it really means to teach, and how you can do it. New, print versions of this textbook come with bonus online study tools on the Search Me! platform. Read More

Robyn Ewing | Lisa Kervin | Christine Glass | Brad Gobby | Rosie Le Cornu | Susan Groundwater-Smith


Health, Safety, And Nutrition For The Young Child 10th Edition

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 10th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The book emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, and activities that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz


Supporting Education 3rd Edition

Supporting Education is the handbook for anyone who works with qualified teachers in a role supporting the education and development of school children. It provides Education Support Workers with an overview of child development and how children learn, as well an introduction to the key learning areas for primary school students. The text also links to new online support resources and information to help you with teaching and class prep time.   Supports the Certificate III in Education Support qualification. Read More

Karen Kearns


The Professional Practice Of Teaching In New Zealand 6th Edition

The Professional Practice of Teaching in New Zealand contains information that will help you learn to teach effectively. Written specifically for the New Zealand setting, it highlights the range of knowledge and skills that you’ll need in order to make a positive difference to your students’ lives. This text includes the latest research and covers topics such as effective teaching in modern learning environments, Maori learners, and diverse learners. Case studies, activities and stories from real-life teachers and students help you to link theory to your classroom practices. Read More

Mary Hill | Martin Thrupp | Contributors


AE Health, Safety, And Nutrition For The Young Child 10th Edition

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, 10th Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, and nutrition needs of infant through school-age children--and guides teachers in implementing effective classroom practices--in one comprehensive, full-color volume. Concepts are backed by the latest research findings and linked to NAEYC standards. The text emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyles and achieve their learning potential. Early childhood educators, professionals, and families will find the latest research and information on many topics of significant concern, including food safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, childhood obesity, children's mental health, bullying, resilience, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality, and children with special medical needs. Also provided are easy-to-access checklists, guidelines, activities, and lesson plans that no early childhood student or professional should be without. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz


Technology Integration For Meaningful Classroom Use 3rd Edition

Educational technology changes constantly. That's why TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION FOR MEANINGFUL CLASSROOM USE: A STANDARDS-BASED APPROACH, 3rd Edition is such a useful resource. This text equips you with the knowledge, creative and critical thinking skills and confidence to successfully navigate the ever-evolving environment of technology integration in the classroom. Its self-directed approach, along with the activities included to build and model self-directed learning with your students, helps you develop skills that you can apply throughout your career to find and use the most appropriate technologies for your students and subject areas. Just like the 2017 ISTE Standards for Educators on which the book is based, the focus is on empowering teachers to be successful in a changing education space. Read More

Katherine Cennamo | John Ross | Peggy A. Ertmer


Child And Adolescent Development In Your Classroom, Chronological Approach 1st Edition

This book provides you with research-based strategies and guidelines for your classroom, whether you will be teaching children in infancy and toddlerhood, high school, or anywhere in between. You'll learn how child development concepts are applied to topics of interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom discipline, teacher-student relationships, increasing intelligence, and many others. Chapters use an easy-to-follow format, and diversity and multicultural issues are integrated throughout. Real-world vignettes bridge the distance between research and your classroom, helping you be better prepared to create an environment that promotes optimal development in all children. With its practical classroom-based focus, this text will help you view all students more positively, give you the tools to effectively guide them, and make teaching more enjoyable. Read More

Christi Crosby Bergin | David Allen Bergin


Planning Effective Instruction 6th Edition

PLANNING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION: DIVERSITY RESPONSIVE METHODS AND MANAGEMENT, 6th Edition, fully equips you to teach in ways that meet the needs of all students in today's diverse classroom. Organized around a framework that guides you in focusing your efforts to plan for diversity, the book helps you see that what you teach, how you teach, and the context for teaching interact to bring about the success of all students. An appendix includes many sample lesson and activity plans for study and for use in your future classroom. As you read this book -- which integrates InTASC Standards and includes learning objectives -- you will find many resources and exercises that both lay the foundation for your future work and prove useful as tools that you can reference throughout your teaching career. Read More

Kay M. Price | Karna L. Nelson


Autism 2nd Edition

Engaging and reader-friendly, this text presents the vital material required by special educators to plan and implement effective programs that meet the needs of students with autism, specifically those who also have intellectual disabilities (ID). You'll find detailed information about evidence-based practices in the field of autism, beginning with an overview that discusses etiology, characteristics, diagnosis, and program considerations, followed by in-depth coverage of evidence-based teaching practices in a step-by-step format. The authors' optimistic viewpoint is grounded in the premise that applied behavior analytical interventions, if well planned and accurately implemented, will increase the potential for each student's independent functioning in integrated settings. Read More

Brenda Scheuermann | Jo Webber | Russell Lang


Introduction To Research In Education 10th Edition

Become a more competent consumer and producer of research with INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN EDUCATION, 10th Edition. Known for its exceptionally clear writing style and comprehensive coverage, this research methods text helps you master the basic competencies necessary to understand and evaluate the research of others -- as well as plan and carry out your own research. The authors familiarize you with common research problems in a step-by-step manner through examples that clarify concepts, supported by end-of-chapter exercises that allow you to practice your new skills. The text covers both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research and is a must-read for anyone planning to conduct research or interpret the research of others. Read More

Donald Ary | Lucy Cheser Jacobs | Christine K. Sorensen Irvine | David A. Walker


Methods And Strategies For Teaching Students With High Incidence Disabilities 2nd Edition

Students in special education methods courses often become overwhelmed by the numerous methods and insufficient practice opportunities to apply techniques in actual teaching situations. That won't happen with METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH HIGH INCIDENCE DISABILITIES: A CASE-BASED APPROACH. The book's focused approach presents just five to seven techniques in detail in each chapter. You'll see methods in action in case studies, and practice effective teaching methods and techniques through application activities. You'll also find information to help you address culturally, economically, linguistically, and ethnically diverse learners, among others. Read More

Joseph Boyle | David Scanlon


Preschool Appropriate Practices 5th Edition

Aligned around ten learning centers in a preschool classroom, PRESCHOOL APPROPRIATE PRACTICES, 5th Edition is a must-have resource for preschool teachers creating the learning environment in their classroom. Easy to read and full of practical ideas, this text helps you learn how to act as a facilitator of preschoolers' self-directed learning by setting up centers in the classroom. Creative ideas for involving children in all aspects of their learning, including rule making and curriculum planning, are found throughout. You'll also find many learning activities, including some incorporating children's books. Activities are based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), a nationally recommended set of early childhood practices. Chapter summaries pull out key ideas that can be easily implemented in the classroom. Read More

Janice J. Beaty


Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms 5th Edition

This in-depth exploration discusses the need for addressing diversity and multicultural realities in the classroom. It prepares you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and strategies to create a developmentally appropriate, respectful, and culturally responsive classroom and teaching environment. You'll find practical information, ideas, and strategies that you can apply to classroom practice for young children. There are guidelines on how to create relationships between the school, community, and family as essential partners that influence a child's success. Questions about how to deal with a bilingual child, a child with exceptionalities, and non-traditional parents are also addressed. Finally, you'll learn the benefits of teaching multiculturalism from a global perspective. Read More

Wilma Robles de Melendez | Vesna Beck


Teaching Reading In Today's Elementary Schools 12th Edition

TEACHING READING IN TODAYS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS sets the standard for reading instruction to ensure that you are able to help your students learn mechanics of word recognition, how to comprehend what they read -- and enjoy the process. The book advocates a balanced approach to reading, presenting newer approaches to reading with more traditional approaches that have proven value, such as phonics, vocabulary instruction, and strategies to improve literal and higher-order comprehension. The twelfth edition includes discussion of the latest technology for literacy learning, recent movements in literacy assessment and standards that must be met, and information about guided reading and close reading techniques with appropriate texts. Praxis, CCSS, and edTPA assistance is incorporated throughout. Read More

Betty D. Roe | Sandra H. Smith | Nancy J. Kolodziej


Single Subject Research 3rd Edition

This practical textbook provides background knowledge, basic concepts, and an understanding of relevant issues related to applied behavior analysis -- and specifically to single subject research designs. It combines explanation with application, providing you with an overview of the major types of single subject research designs. A summary of the results of applicable studies published in the professional literature follows the overview. Sample studies illustrate the application of principles, and concept checks help you gauge your grasp of the material. Read More

Stephen B. Richards


Child And Adolescent Development For Educators 1st Edition

Child and Adolescent Development for Educators covers development from early childhood through high school. This text provides authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for the classroom, helping you to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including classroom behaviour management, constructivism, social-emotional development, and many others. The text combines core theory with practical implications for educational contexts, and shows how child development links to the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers. Case studies and real-world vignettes illustrate concepts, while research, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, and Longitudinal Study of Indigenous children, bridges the distance between research and the classroom. Read More

Christi Crosby Bergin | David Allen Bergin | Sue Walker | Graham Daniel | Angela Fenton | Pearl Subban


Successful Event Management 5th Edition

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Anton Shone | Bryn Parry


Educational Psychology For Learning And Teaching 6th Edition

Educational Psychology for Learning and Teaching introduces you to key theories of development and learning to help you understand how learners learn, and how educators can be more effective in their teaching practice. Featuring current research on the various dimensions of learning and teaching alongside traditional theories, it provides a clear framework of theory and evidence that supports modern education practices. Taking a comprehensive approach, this text investigates how to apply psychology principles to education contexts to enhance learning and teaching quality, particularly for accommodating individual student needs. This wholly Australian and New Zealand text caters for those who are planning to work with any age range from early childhood to adolescence and beyond. With a focus on resilience in education settings, the discussion of creativity alongside intelligence and a broader discussion on diversity, this new edition is up-to-date for the pre-service teacher. New, print versions of this book come with bonus online study tools on the CourseMate Express and Search Me! platforms which include quizzes, flashcards, web links and more! Read More

Dr Sue Duchesne | Dr Anne McMaugh


Creative Literacy In Action 1st Edition

Featuring a holistic approach that integrates literacy, educational psychology, and the arts, this early literacy textbook provides creative strategies and activities to help you meet the needs of diverse learners, birth through age nine. Comprehensive, yet written in a conversational style, it presents ideas to use as a springboard for developing your own unique style and method of literacy instruction. Sample activities by age groups facilitate a flexible foundation of curriculum design. Chapter features -- including Lesson Ideas, Vignettes, Diverse Learners, Brain Briefs, Literacy Assessment, and Teacher Toolbox -- reinforce concepts, illustrate theories, and offer practical teaching examples. With this text, you'll learn how to support and inspire children on their journeys to becoming lifelong readers and writers. Read More

Janet Leigh Towell | Katherine C. Powell | Susannah Brown


Behavior Management 3rd Edition

Behavior management isn't about providing students with stickers when they exhibit appropriate behaviors -- it entails much more. Authored by nationally recognized scholar and behavioral consultant Dr. John W. Maag, this book focuses primarily on students' observable behaviors and the environmental factors that affect their expression. As Maag points out, behavior management is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts in education. Written in an accessible style, this book demystifies stereotypical beliefs and misconceptions regarding the use of reinforcement, punishment, and self-control. Maag offers clear, yet detailed descriptions of proven intervention techniques, supplemented by step-by-step guidelines, real-life examples, sample forms, and visuals that assist you in implementing these techniques in the classroom. Although the techniques described are based on a sound theoretical and empirical foundation, the author limits the use of technical jargon. Read More

Dr. John W. Maag


Adult Development And Aging 1st Edition

Designed to meet the needs of today’s students by presenting a uniquely positive perspective on aging, Adult Development and Aging, The Canadian Experience, challenges readers to examine their own ageism and to consider the gains as well as the losses people experience across adulthood. This first truly Canadian edition provides relatable examples, case studies, up-to-date research, and relevant global and Canadian demographics as well as loads of StatsCan data--all set within a conversational, approachable narrative that avoids overly academic or clinical language. Engaging pedagogy, which is built to help students retain information, supplement their learning, and consider career options appears throughout the text and digital solution, CourseMate Read More

Lori Harper | Bonnie Dobbs


Partnerships 6th Edition

Partnerships: Families and Communities in Early Childhood, Sixth Canadian Edition, is designed to encourage the development of authentic, meaningful, and respectful relationships with families. With a strong emphasis on working in early learning centres and school environments, this resource provides strategies for building positive relationships between parents and teachers. Through engaging features such as Inside Look boxes, updated statistics from the 2016 census, and in-depth discussions around the increasing diversity of Canadian society and the education system, students develop a strong base to build meaningful and active relationships with both the children and family members once they are in the real world of childcare centres. Read More

Lynn Wilson


Guiding Children's Social Development And Learning 9th Edition

Updated throughout and featuring an emphasis on NAEYC and other standards, GUIDING CHILDREN'S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING: THEORY AND SKILLS, Ninth Edition, focuses on ways professionals can help children develop both positive feelings about themselves and social competence. You'll find practical, developmentally appropriate strategies for how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances, and in a variety of group settings. With the help of this text, you'll avoid much of the guesswork and frustration that can hinder practitioners' efforts to influence children's social development and behavior. And, you'll obtain a unified framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of children's development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management. This is a book you'll want to keep and refer to long after you leave the course. Read More

Marjorie J. Kostelnik, Ph.D | Anne K. Soderman, Ph.D. | Alice Phipps Whiren, Ph.D. | Michelle L. Rupiper, Ph.D.


Literacy 10th Edition

A leading resource for K–8 literacy programs, this extremely popular reading methods text has a simple goal: to provide aspiring teachers (including you) with the tools to help every student learn to read and write. LITERACY: HELPING STUDENTS CONSTRUCT MEANING, 10th Edition has been completely reorganized to better meet the needs of its readers; for instance, with early coverage of assessment in recognition of its foundational nature. Distinguished in the field by its use of practical literacy lessons and authentic examples that clearly demonstrate how to teach reading and writing, the text continues to provide pre-service and in-service teachers with the information, strategies, and techniques they need to assist their students in becoming literate. The Common Core State Standards are fully integrated throughout the text, and full-color children's stories (in excerpts or in their entirety) model extended literacy lessons. Read More

J. David Cooper | Michael D. Robinson | Jill Ann Slansky | Nancy D. Kiger


Powerful Social Studies For Elementary Students 4th Edition

Ideal whether you're a pre-service or in-service teacher, POWERFUL SOCIAL STUDIES FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS outlines ways to select content and teach history, geography, and social sciences meaningfully. It combines theory and research with examples from classroom practice. The fourth edition emphasizes the importance of using developmentally appropriate content and methods when helping students to develop social understanding and prepare for civic life. It also includes a solid research base, uses additional visuals to display content, provides examples of curriculum and design, and reflects principles emphasized in the new College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Read More

Jere Brophy | Janet Alleman | Anne-Lise Halvorsen


Teaching Strategies 11th Edition

TEACHING STRATEGIES: A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION, now in its eleventh edition, gives you practical, applied help with commonly used classroom teaching strategies and tactics. Ideal if you are studying education or involved in a site-based teacher education program, the book focuses on topics such as lesson planning, questioning, and small-group and cooperative-learning strategies. The new edition maintains the book's solid coverage, while incorporating new and expanded material on technology integration planning, English Language Learner instruction, and proactive classroom management, as well as an up-to-date discussion of teaching students with disabilities and differentiated instruction. The text is available with the digital learning solution MindTap, which features an integrated e-portfolio, videos of classroom teaching situations, quizzes, professional resources, scenario activities, and other tools to help you succeed in the course and beyond. Read More

Donald C. Orlich | Robert J. Harder | Michael S. Trevisan | Abbie H. Brown | Darcy E. Miller


Early Education Curriculum 7th Edition

EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD shows you how to conduct observations and assessments of children and the program, plan and implement a curriculum, set up an inclusive child-centered environment, and evaluate and document program quality and children's learning. Whether you are a student or an experienced teacher, this book will help you learn how to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking skills and effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated with the most current research and standards, the seventh edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. Case studies allow you to apply your knowledge to solve real-life dilemmas. The book's strong applied approach focuses on the how-to's of teaching, with many hands-on teaching tips. Read More

Nancy Beaver | Susan Wyatt | Hilda Jackman


Science Stories 6th Edition

SCIENCE STORIES helps you get in touch with your "scientific self" and become empowered to teach science in your own classrooms. This book's unique approach uses stories of science in real-world classrooms to demonstrate important science content and strategies in action. Following each story, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on the connections to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and to the teaching and disciplinary ideas behind the story. This approach makes the stories' instructional value explicit. Author Janice Koch helps you feel comfortable with the prospect of teaching science and encourages you in the discovery and exploration of life, physical, and earth and space sciences. Through a warm and inviting narrative style, the author also fosters an appreciation for engineering design and for science and engineering practices. Read More

Janice Koch


Guiding Children’S Learning Of Mathematics 13th Edition

Trust this market-leading text to give you a thorough introduction to mathematics methods and concepts and provide you with a practical resource guide to teaching grade K–6 mathematics. The text contains over 275 detailed lesson activities for easy-to-implement classroom use. Each activity is also linked to related Common Core Content Standards and Mathematical Practice. Other useful features highlight common student misconceptions about math operations and concepts, tips for being inclusive of students from various cultural backgrounds, and excellent math-related children's literature to use in the classroom. The text is available with MindTap, an online learning experience that guides you to learn concepts and skills critical to becoming a great teacher, and includes useful apps and an eportfolio. Read More

Art Johnson | Steve Tipps | Leonard M. Kennedy


Strategies For Including Children With Special Needs In Early Childhood Settings 2nd Edition

This practical, hands-on-guide encompasses workable ideas on how to include and support young children with disabilities in all preschool classrooms. Teaching strategies and adaptations are offered by program activity rather than by disability, so you can more easily coordinate adaptations to each part of your lesson plan. The main focus is on embedding instruction within daily routines. The text incorporates simple and direct language that builds on the foundation of information learned about children without disabilities. Chapters are short and include many examples for supporting children with a variety of common disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, visual impairment, hearing loss, and behavioral challenges. Whether you're a student working in general or special education, you will find the strategies, helpful hints, and scenarios to be useful resources when accommodating children with special needs in your current or future classroom. Read More

Ruth E. Cook, Ph.D | Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs, M.A. | Laurie Nielsen


Child And Adolescent Development In Your Classroom, Topical Approach 3rd Edition

Covering development from early childhood through high school in an easy-to-follow format, this book provides you with authentic, research-based strategies and guidelines for your future classrooms. The authors apply child development concepts to topics of high interest and relevance to teachers, including social-emotional development, classroom discipline, humor, constructivism, and many others. Group and individual diversity and multicultural issues are integrated throughout. Case studies and real-world vignettes further bridge the distance between research and the classroom, helping to prepare you to create an environment that promotes optimal development in children. With its practical classroom-based focus, this text will help you view all students more positively, give you the tools to deal effectively with them, and make teaching more enjoyable. Also available: the MindTap online learning experience, with videos, applied activities, an e-portfolio, and more. Read More

Christi Crosby Bergin | David Allen Bergin


Teaching Primary Science Constructively 6th Edition

Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps readers to create effective science learning experiences for primary students by using a constructivist approach to learning. This best-selling text explains the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching, and discusses core strategies for developing science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills. Chapters also provide research-based ideas for implementing a constructivist approach within a number of content strands. Throughout there are strong links to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the revised Australian Curriculum: Science. This sixth edition includes a new introductory chapter addressing readers’ preconceptions and concerns about teaching primary science. Read More

Keith Skamp | Christine Preston


Technologies Education For The Primary Years 1st Edition

Create. Innovate. Shape. Transform. Improve. Solve. Restore. Sustain. All of these things are possible with the aid of the powerful processes, knowledge and skills that students discover in this exciting new text about the technologies education area. Technologies Education for the Primary Years explains what ‘technology’ really is, its role in human society and how it responds to different circumstances across history and geography. Students come to know that technology is both a distinct education area and a process that is embedded in many activities in other learning areas, rather than a product. Chapters discuss how this subject relates to other fields such as science and engineering, and the critical role that technologies education plays in preparing future generations of active, informed citizens. They also introduce key concepts and elements in teaching technologies to primary students, including: creativity and the design process; computational thinking; suitable pedagogical approaches; summative and formative assessment; safety; and how to carefully select and adapt appropriate resources to support effective learning. The final part of the book provides a concise introduction to the two distinct technologies subjects in the Australian Curriculum: Design and technologies, and Digital technologies. A wealth of practical ideas and authentic classroom examples drawn from the extensive teaching experiences of the authors illustrate how teachers can implement these subjects in the classroom. * Provides teachers with the knowledge and understanding of technology and the curriculum that enables them to plan and implement technologies education in their classrooms * Gives clear indications of how to approach technologies in the classroom, through recognising the role of creativity and design thinking in technological innovation * Encourages students to adopt active learning approaches that embody the project management concepts from the curriculum Read More

Peter Albion | Coral Campbell | Wendy Jobling


Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings 7th Edition

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. Read More

Leonie Arthur | Bronwyn Beecher | Elizabeth Death | Sue Dockett | Sue Farmer


Teaching Quality Health And Physical Education 1st Edition

Taught well, Health and Physical Education can provide purposeful, stimulating and challenging learning experiences. It can help children to develop sophisticated understanding, skill and capabilities through their bodies and to see greater meaning in not only what they are learning but also their wider lives; and it can enrich all other aspects of the curriculum. This practical new text will help pre- and in-service teachers to develop and implement quality health and physical education experiences in primary schools. It introduces the general principles of teaching and learning in Health and Physical Education and explains why this learning area is an important part of the Australian Curriculum. Chapters then discuss considerations and practical implications for teaching both health and physical education using a strengths-based approach. Packed with evidence-based and research-informed content, this valuable text also includes numerous examples and activities that help you bridge the gap from theory to real-world practice. Above all, it will give educators the confidence to teach primary health and physical education so that every child benefits. Read More

Dean Dudley | Amanda Telford | Claire Stonehouse | Louisa Peralta | Matthew Winslade


Training And Assessment 1st Edition

Training and Assessment - Theory and Practice, 1e covers all core units and essential elective units of TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. It takes both theoretical and pragmatic approaches to help learners gain essential knowledge and skills through solid and well-researched theories by respected authors. Each chapter is a self-contained unit that offers sufficient volume of learning and volume of assessment to support delivery of training and assessment. Designed as part textbook/part workbook, the A4 spiral bound, full-colour format increases student engagement particularly for visual and experiential learners. A customisable premium Assessment Pack can be purchased separately to help institutions design, develop and administer assessments more effectively and efficiently. For more information visit - https://cengage.com.au/vet/assessments Read More

Michelle Travers | Tim Rule | Ifzal Syed | Diane Lawlor


Event Management 5th Edition

Events Management: For Tourism, Cultural, Business, and Sporting Events, 5e is a comprehensive learning resource for students of the Diploma of Event Management and undergraduate students in Event Management. This edition adopts a scaffolded learning pedagogy, helping students move through the material logically and efficiently while building on their understanding of tourism, cultural, business and sporting events. Case studies highlighting local and global events add context and introduce students to best practices of managing events of various scales and geographical contexts. Read More

Lynn Van der Wagen | Lauren White


Understanding Teaching, Learning And Learners 1st Edition

Access your eBook with the eReader platform powered by VitalSource. Under the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP), a model that documents the best practices of Singapore’s teaching profession, teaching is a dynamic combination of both knowledge and action. In STP, Pedagogical Processes (PP) articulates the processes of areas and actions in good teaching. Knowledge Bases, in turn, provide PP with a framework of conceptual and theoretical understanding such that they can be applied meaningfully in the classroom. This book seeks to provide its readers with key foundational knowledge in 2 STP knowledge bases, ‘Understanding Teaching’ and ‘Understanding Students and Learning’. Embedded fully in the education contexts of Singapore, it melds theory together with empirical insight drawn from local classroom-based research. Whether you are a local educator or an international researcher, you will find this a useful introduction to the Singaporean praxis of teaching. Each chapter is written by a local academic with research and practical background in the areas covered, ensuring a high degree of up-to-date relevance. Readers can expect to gain a comprehensive overview of theories and issues pertinent to teaching and learning in Singaporean classrooms today. Examples include classroom diversity, classroom management as well as aspects of motivation and development in Singaporean students. Read More

Liu Woon Chia | Caroline Koh | Doris Choy | Joanna Tay-Lim


Constructing Meaning 6th Edition

Children develop their language abilities through meaningful interactions with people at storytime, at meal times, during chores, while searching for information, while playing, and while at school. In the classroom, teachers serve a crucial role in maximizing learners’ language and literacy acquisition. They serve as strong models, providing a stimulus for thinking and exploring ideas. They put multiliteracies in action. Constructing Meaning: Teaching the Language Arts K-8, Sixth Edition is founded on a commitment to helping educators expand learners’ communication and identify options through multiliteracies, curriculum and pedagogies. The text discusses and illustrates the various ways in which rapidly evolving communication technologies and learner demographics have radically changed literacy from even a generation ago. These are exciting times for language and literacy educators and learners, and this text offers many ways for pre- and in-service educators to capitalize on this excitement by helping to support learners’ literacy learning in all their teaching. Tailored for Canadian contexts and capitalizing on a strong Canadian research base complemented by international scholars, Constructing Meaning offers detailed understandings and illustrations of learners’ reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and representing practices, grade-appropriate book lists, illustrations of teaching/learning in action, and wisdom from practicing educators. Read More

Joyce Bainbridge | Rachel Heydon


Human Exceptionality 12th Edition

HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY: SCHOOL, COMMUNITY, AND FAMILY, 12th Edition, is an evidence-based testament to the critical role of cross-professional collaboration in enhancing the lives of exceptional individuals and their families. This text's unique lifespan approach combines powerful research, evidence-based practices, and inspiring stories, engendering passion and empathy and enhancing the lives of individuals with exceptionalities. Designed to help readers experience individuals with disabilities and their families in a personal and intimate fashion, HUMAN EXCEPTIONALITY is an excellent resource--whether you're a teacher education candidate, a practicing teacher, or a human services professional. Read More

Michael L. Hardman | M. Winston Egan | Clifford J. Drew


Teaching In Today's Inclusive Classrooms 3rd Edition

TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS: A UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING APPROACH, 3rd Edition is a concise, accessible, and current text for the Introduction to Inclusive Teaching course. It is the only inclusion textbook available with a consistent, integrated emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)—an important, contemporary educational philosophy focused on using strategies and tools to help ALL students by accommodating their differences. Aligned with InTASC and CEC standards, this text also provides foundational information about children with disabilities who are included in today's classrooms, and the most effective strategies for teaching them alongside their typically developing peers. Featuring new material on Common Core State Standards, case studies, and sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers you a practical, flexible framework for effective instruction, classroom management, assessment, and collaboration in today's diverse classrooms. Read More

Richard M. Gargiulo | Debbie Metcalf


Infants, Toddlers, And Caregivers 9th Edition

INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CAREGIVING AND RESPONSIVE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, 9th Edition, guides you through the acquisition of skills necessary to provide high-quality care for infants and toddlers in any educational setting. This edition's new subtitle better reflects the book's goal of providing appropriate caregiving and educational techniques, as well as curriculum ideas, for infants and toddlers from birth to age three. Overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement are presented along with case studies and lesson plans that help you translate theory into practice. Read More

Terri Swim


Week By Week 7th Edition

WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, 7th Edition, provides an overview of accepted observation and recording methods, and gives examples and guidance about the advantages and disadvantages of each. Each chapter summarizes a developmental domain to focus your observation skills as you practice a specific recording method. These are integrated into a concrete, systematic plan for recording each child's development in all developmental areas--a plan that can be extended over 40 weeks while in practicum, field experiences, and in employment situations. The text also provides many different practical observation forms that any teacher can modify and use to document children's development and learning. This edition features integrated coverage of NAEYC standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices, and learning objectives. Real-life examples, practical tips, forms with clear instructions, and step-by-step guidelines for gathering observational information and building a portfolio for each child make the book useful whether you're a teacher in training or a practicing professional. Read More

Barbara Ann Nilsen


Making Math Meaningful To Canadian Students, K-8 3rd Edition

Many teachers who teach at the K–8 level have not had the luxury of specialist training in mathematics, yet are expected to teach an increasingly sophisticated curriculum to an increasingly diverse student population in a climate where there are heightened public expectations. Making Math Meaningful, 3rd Edition is designed to support you in teaching mathematics in the Canadian K-8 classroom by providing you with insight into how to make mathematics make sense to students and how to capture their interest. Author Marian Small combines her wealth of research and practical experience to give you the confidence to teach mathematics with a student-centered, problem-solving approach. You will be better able to let students explore because you will have a deeper understanding of the mathematics, which will make it easier for you to deal with students’ varied ideas. You will be better able to focus discussion in your classroom because you will be more aware of possible misconceptions and of what aspects of the mathematics are worthy of development. You will also be better able to critically evaluate other people’s ideas about how to approach mathematics instruction because you will be starting with a well-founded base of knowledge. More than that, this text can serve as a resource to which you will return again and again when you are ready to focus on particular content or particular strategies. Read More

Marian Small


Developmentally Appropriate Practice 6th Edition

Thoughtful and comprehensive, DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE: CURRICULUM AND DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY EDUCATION, 6th Edition, is designed to meet the needs of new early childhood students as well as experienced teachers, professionals, and parents. It provides you with an overview of the concepts and theoretical foundations of appropriate practices in every developmental domain and discusses the practical implications for teachers and caregivers. The text reflects the NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice and includes content on aligning early childhood teaching practices with national education standards, in addition to many interesting anecdotes, vignettes, interactive features, and applications to help you understand and apply the material. The text also shows you how to be effective no matter what curriculum model is used in your center, whether Reggio Emilia, Montessori, High Scope, Creative Curriculum, Bank Street, Waldorf, or any other. Read More

Carol Gestwicki


Assessment In Special And Inclusive Education 13th Edition

ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION offers you basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to comprehensive, frank reviews of the tests most commonly administered in K–12 schools. The thirteenth edition brings to the forefront the important topics of MTSS/RTI and ELL, while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors include a focus on both classroom-based tests designed to inform instruction and intervention, as well as more formal standardized tests that are commonly used to determine eligibility for special education. Whether you are a novice or an expert, this text will equip you with the knowledge and tools to effectively and efficiently assess your students' skills and abilities. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, it shows you how to go beyond efforts designed to make predictions about students' lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students you serve. Read More

John Salvia | James E. Ysseldyke | Sara Witmer


Birth To Big School 4th Edition

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. Read More

Karen Kearns


Delivering Authentic Arts Education 3rd Edition

This practical text helps student teachers develop their confidence, understandings and skills so that they can effectively and authentically teach arts in primary and middle school classrooms. Delivering Authentic Arts Education outlines the true nature of arts education and its importance in the curriculum, emphasising the arts as forms of creative activity, meaning-making and expression in a cultural context. Chapters discuss how to recognise and build on your existing artistic abilities and pedagogical skills, how to encourage children’s creativity, how to lead arts appreciation experiences, and the general principles of planning and assessment. They then examine the five arts areas: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. The final part of the text contains sample learning activities and resources that demonstrate how to plan an effective lesson within a unit of inquiry. Practical tips, classroom ‘snapshots’, starter ideas and suggestions for online resources show you the links between theory and practice so you can develop arts education experiences that are purposeful, stimulating and engaging for everyone. Read More

Judith Dinham