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Research For Educators 3rd Edition

Research plays a powerful role in shaping effective teaching and learning experiences. By demystifying the research process, Research for Educators assists you to develop and use research skills in a range of educational contexts. This introductory text steps you through the research process from identifying an initial question for research through to communicating the findings. It encourages you as an educator to become a discerning consumer of research, as well as an active participant, in order to make informed decisions about classroom practices. Using examples from their own work in a range of educational fields, the authors explore the practices required to conduct quality research that is valid, reliable, ethical, useful and socially responsible. Throughout, they emphasise the link between reflective practice and being a researcher in the classroom. This is a text that you will refer to throughout your studies and into your professional working life. Read More

Lisa Kervin| Steven Howard| Rachel Jones| Anthony McKnight

©2024

Health, Safety, And Nutrition For The Young Child 11th Edition

HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, Eleventh Edition, covers contemporary health, safety, nutrition and environmental issues that influence and support the development and well-being of infants and young children. This comprehensive, engaging, full-color resource guides you in implementing effective, developmentally appropriate classroom practices. Concepts are backed by the latest empirical research and linked to the new NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards, and the author emphasizes the importance of respecting and partnering with families to help children establish healthy lifestyle practices and achieve their full learning potential. Information is presented in a way that facilitates comprehension, application and retention, and features to promote learning are included throughout the text. Highlights include chapter objectives, review questions, Stop and Check questions to assess your understanding of key concepts, Connecting to Everyday Practice and Case Study features to apply chapter content to real-world challenges and Partnering with Families resources you can download and share with families. Ideal for current or aspiring early childhood educators and professionals, the text features up-to-date research and information on key topics including children’s mental health, emergency and disaster preparedness, healthy dietary and physical activity practices, food safety, childhood obesity, bullying and fostering resilient behaviors, chronic and acute health conditions, environmental quality and safety and children with special medical needs. Numerous checklists, tables, figures, activities and lesson plans serve as practical resources you can use in your daily interactions with children and families. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz

©2024

Teaching For Student Learning 4th Edition

TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER, Fourth Edition, offers practical tools, skills and advice that pre-service and in-service teachers can implement immediately. Written by a team of experienced educators and authors, this trusted text promotes ambitious and powerful teaching and high levels of engagement and interaction. Ideal for both current and aspiring educators, this innovative text helps readers achieve their goals by focusing on essential teaching tasks and covering topics such as instruction, assessment and classroom management. The text also aids in teacher preparation by emphasizing get-the-job-done problem-solving skills and focused advice. Modules are presented in an easy-to-read and -reference format, giving readers ready access to the fundamental information and professional insights today's teachers need to succeed. The current edition also features a strong focus on interactivity, with videos embedded directly within the eBook to facilitate multimedia learning. Read More

Kevin Ryan| James M. Cooper| Susan Tauer| Cory Callahan

©2024

Teaching Young Children In Multicultural Classrooms: Issues, Concepts, And Strategies 6th Edition

This in-depth exploration discusses the need for addressing diversity and multicultural realities in the classroom from a global perspective. De Melendez and Beck's TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN IN MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: ISSUES, CONCEPTS, AND STRATEGIES, 6th EDITION, 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 and strategies that you can apply to classroom practice for young children. You'll learn to create engaging equitable learning experiences and how to establish respectful relationships between the school, community and family as essential partners that influence a child's success. Questions about non-traditional parents, addressing the well-being and learning needs of young children who are learning a second language, and supporting practices for a child with exceptionalities are also discussed. Read More

Wilma Robles de Melendez| Vesna Beck

©2024

Supporting Education 4th Edition

Supporting Education is the handbook for anyone who works with qualified teachers in a role supporting the education and development of school children. Supporting Education, 4e is written to support the Certificate III in School Based Education Support CHC30221 qualification. It provides education support workers with an overview of child development and how children learn, as well an introduction to the key learning areas. Each chapter has a number of scenarios with questions to link theory with real-world practice to assist you to identify the role and responsibilities of an education support worker and work in an ethical and professional manner. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2024

Teaching: Dilemmas, Challenges And Opportunities 7th Edition

Teaching, 7e 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, schools and the wider community as well as government and ethical requirements. This book shows you what it really means to teach, and how you can do it. You will continue to refer to this well-researched and easy-to-use text throughout your qualification, in your professional placement and into your teaching career. Read More

Robyn Ewing| Lisa Kervin

©2024

Beginnings And Beyond: Foundations In Early Childhood Education 11th Edition

With its clear, easy-to-understand style, Gordon/Browne's BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND: FOUNDATIONS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 11th Edition, uses the latest research and practical examples to thoroughly explain the key concepts you need to know. Coverage of the current Developmentally Appropriate Practices is woven throughout, as is material on diversity and inclusion. In every chapter, brain-based research highlights the connection between neuroscience and development, DAP in action features illustrate the importance of intentional teaching and equity in ECE features help you recognize issues of gender, race/ethnicity, ability, language and family patterns in every aspect of teaching. Through its tone, visuals and learning, BEGINNINGS AND BEYOND is accessible to -- and respectful of -- readers with a range of abilities and learning styles. Read More

Ann Miles Gordon| Kathryn Williams Browne

©2024

Teaching Primary Science Constructively: STEM Inclusive! 8th Edition

Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps pre-service teachers 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, the implications for learning and teaching and discusses core strategies for developing science understanding and science inquiry processes and skills. Student resources via companion website include Go Further appendices. MindTap resources for students include knowledge checks, Go Further appendices, video activities, and portfolio scenario activities. Read More

Keith Skamp

©2024

Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings 9th Edition

Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings provides early childhood education students and practitioners with a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum, how to plan and program effective learning for young children and how to document children’s learning in early childhood settings. MindTap resources for students include author videos, reflections on action, examples of practice, video activities and portfolio scenario activities Read More

Leonie Arthur| Bronwyn Beecher| Elizabeth Death| Susan Dockett

©2024

Teaching Humanities And Social Sciences: Teaching & Learning Across Australia 8th Edition

Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences 8th edition prepares you to develop and implement lessons in the humanities and social sciences learning areas from F-10. It successfully blends theory with practical approaches to provide a basis for teaching that is engaging, inquiry-based and relevant to students’ lives. With reference to the latest Australian Curriculum, the text discusses the structure of the humanities and social sciences teaching and learning areas. Chapters on history, geography, civics and citizenship, and economics and business discuss the nature of these subjects and how to teach them to achieve the greatest benefit for students, both as sub-strands within the Year F-6/7 HASS subject and as distinct Year 7-10 subjects. Throughout, the content maintains its highly respected philosophical and practical orientation, including a commitment to deep learning in a context of critical inquiry. With the aid of this valuable text, you can assist primary, middle and secondary students to become active and informed citizens who contribute to a just, democratic and sustainable future. MindTap resources for students include revision activities, extension materials, NEW professional learning scenario activities and more. Read More

Libby Tudball| Peter Brett| Rob Gilbert| Contributors

©2024

The Big Picture 6th Edition

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KEARNS

©2024

Child And Adolescent Development For Educators Australian & New Zealand Edition 2nd 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 future teachers 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, across the full age range. The reader-friendly text combines core theory with practical implications for educational contexts and shows how child development links to the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers (APST) & Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) goals. Read More

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

©2023

Delivering Authentic Arts Education 5th Edition

This market-leading practical text helps student teachers develop their confidence, understanding and skills to effectively and authentically teach arts. With a strong balance between theory and practice, Delivering Authentic Arts Education outlines the true nature of the key learning area 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. Initial chapters discuss how to recognise and build on existing artistic abilities and pedagogical skills, how to encourage children’s creativity, how to lead arts appreciation experiences, and the general principles of pedagogies, planning and assessment. Part 1 ends with an example unit of Inquiry Programming: Patterns around us. Part 2 specifically examines the five arts areas: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. MindTap resources for students include Go Further resources, video activities, revision quizzes, and *NEW* polling activities. This is a resource to keep as part of your professional library for future reference as a teacher. Read More

Judith Dinham

©2023

Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons From Research And Practice 8th Edition

Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice provides you with a practical overview of nine common teaching strategies used in all levels of education and training from early childhood through to higher education. Coverage of the importance of being a reflective teacher helps you to learn to reflect on your philosophy of teaching and determine which teaching strategy to use in different situations. The clear, logical, and easy-to-navigate structure – covering each teaching strategy thoroughly – makes this a valuable resource, especially in your professional placement, and in your future classrooms. Useful resources include basic lesson plan templates, and Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary lesson plan sets (via Instructor website). Read More

Roy Killen| Mitch O'Toole

©2023

Positive Child Guidance 9th Edition

Updated with critical advances in research along with new NAEYC standards, Miller's POSITIVE CHILD GUIDANCE, 9th Edition, equips you with practical skills to guide, support and cope with a wide range of child behaviors. For a learning environment to thrive, it must be safe, individual rights must be respected and learners must accept responsibility for their actions. The author outlines workable steps for creating a cooperative, respectful community of children and adults, with special emphasis on social justice, cultural sensitivity and developmentally appropriate practice. This book provides insight into children's struggle to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while learning to meet adult expectations. You'll find a wealth of practical, effective and flexible guidance strategies based on principles of straightforward communication, respect and assertiveness. Read More

Darla Ferris Miller

©2023

Developmental Profiles 9th Edition

Packed with the latest research and best practices, Marotz/Allen's DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: PRE-BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, 9th edition, helps you understand the complexity of children's development. Major characteristics for each developmental domain are presented in a concise, nontechnical, point-by-point format. This bestseller addresses typical daily routines and important safety considerations at each developmental stage as well as includes learning activities to promote brain development, developmental checklists, family resources and an overview of assessment tools. This edition provides extensive information that teachers, families and service providers will find useful for promoting individualized learning and identifying developmental delays in their earliest stage. It also emphasizes the importance of working collaboratively with diverse families to achieve maximum benefit for children. Read More

Lynn R. Marotz| K. Eileen Allen

©2023

Early Education Curriculum: A Child's Connection To The World 8th Edition

Packed with hands-on tips, Beaver/Wyatt's EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD, 8th Edition, shows you how to conduct observations and assessments, plan and implement a curriculum, set up an inclusive child-centered environment, plan developmentally appropriate activities in 11 subject areas and use technology in early learning programs. Students and experienced teachers alike will learn how to make informed decisions about curriculum content, develop creative thinking skills and effectively apply development and learning theory. Updated with the latest research and national standards, the 8th Edition presents material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, the environment as a teaching tool and equity and diversity. Case studies enable you to apply your knowledge to real-life issues. Read More

Nancy H. Beaver| Susan Wyatt| Hilda Jackman

©2023

Teaching In Today's Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design For Learning Approach 4th Edition

Concise and accessible, Gargiulo/Metcalf's TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS: A UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING APPROACH, 4th edition, equips you with a practical, flexible framework for effective instruction, classroom management, assessment and collaboration in today's diverse classrooms. It is the first inclusion textbook with a consistent, integrated emphasis on UDL -- a key educational philosophy focused on using strategies and tools to help ALL students by accommodating their differences. Aligned with InTASC and CEC standards, this hands-on text delivers foundational information about children with disabilities included in today's classrooms as well as the most effective strategies for teaching them alongside their typically developing peers. Extensive coverage of Common Core State Standards is coupled with insightful case studies and sound research-based teaching and learning strategies. Read More

Richard M. Gargiulo| Debbie Metcalf

©2023

Infants And Toddlers: Caregiving And Responsive Curriculum Development 10th Edition

INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CAREGIVING AND RESPONSIVE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, Tenth Edition, guides you through the acquisition of skills necessary to provide high-quality care for infants and toddlers in any educational setting. Each chapter incorporates new research results and scholarly articles, and new and extended boxed features provide additional insights and emphasis. The new edition continues to support the author's goal of providing appropriate caregiving and educational techniques, as well as curriculum ideas, for infants and toddlers from birth to age three. The text also provides overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver and parent involvement, along with real-world case studies and relevant lesson plans to help you translate theory into practice. Read More

Terri Swim

©2023

Week By Week: Plans For Documenting Children's Development 8th Edition

Nilsen's WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, 8th Edition, provides an overview of accepted observation and recording methods, including 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 or your own classroom. It provides numerous practical observation forms and integrates NAEYC standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices and learning objectives. Real-life anecdotes, practical tips, forms with clear instructions and step-by-step guidelines make this a valuable resource for teachers in training and practicing professionals. Read More

Barbara Ann Nilsen

©2023

Educating Exceptional Children 15th Edition

Learn about the strengths and challenges of working with special education students and their families with EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, 15E, written by luminaries in special education today. You learn how to support the success of students who have disabilities or are gifted and talented. This edition's strength-based approach to student needs presents numerous instructional strategies. You explore the importance of a collaborative team approach and learn how to use the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework to address academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs. The latest research emphasizes how to apply this information in your own teaching, while student examples bring principles to life. Updates also review today's increase in online learning, the importance of "belonging" and strategies to enhance mindfulness in schools. Revisions examine the latest on genetics, neurology, assistive technology, information processing and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards. Read More

Samuel A. Kirk| James J. Gallagher| Mary Ruth Coleman| Nicholas J. Anastasiow

©2023

Early Childhood Experiences In Language Arts 12th Edition

Packed with the latest research-based instructional strategies, Zimbalist/Machado's EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS, 12th edition, teaches you how to best interact with children to promote appropriate language development as well as how to create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Activities throughout this practical text emphasize the relationship among listening, speaking, reading, writing (print) and viewing in language arts areas. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. In addition to thorough integration of professional standards, the 12th Edition includes an emphasis on diversity and inclusion, along with techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Read More

Jeanne M. Machado| Jeanne M. Machado

©2023

Creative Activities And Curriculum For Young Children 12th Edition

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND CURRICULUM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Twelfth Edition, is written for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of creative and aesthetic development, the importance of arts experiences in childhood, supporting creativity in children, expanding creative approaches to teaching and integrating creativity across the curriculum. Whether you're an early childhood teacher, caregiver or administrator or a pre-service or in-service pre-K to Grade 5 teacher, this text is an invaluable resource you can turn to again and again. Covering a wide range of content areas encountered in early childhood and elementary classrooms, the text promotes creativity in children and encourages you to exercise your own creativity. The research-based theoretical foundation is applied through hundreds of practical activities. Updated throughout, the Twelfth Edition features research into theories of brain development and their application to daily practice, new topics in the Spotlight and Think About It features, recommendations for children’s books that support activities and exploration and current information regarding the use of digital technology. The authors have more thoroughly integrated culturally responsive practice throughout the text, including broader consideration of how to accommodate and adapt activities and experiences for children with special needs or non-typical development. In addition, chapters have been reorganized to reflect a more natural sequence of topics to help you master even complex concepts more readily. Read More

Rebecca Howard, Ph.D.

©2023

Child, Family, School, Community: Socialization And Support 11th Edition

CHILD, FAMILY, SCHOOL, COMMUNITY: SOCIALIZATION AND SUPPORT, now in its Eleventh Edition, offers an excellent introduction to socialization grounded in a powerful conceptual framework--Urie Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Model of Human Development. Examining how the school, family and community influence children's socialization, this trusted text addresses complex issues in a clear, comprehensive fashion. An enjoyable read, the text packed with meaningful, timely examples and effective learning tools to help you understand and apply key concepts. A sensitive presentation of diversity issues encompasses culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and special needs. Newly updated throughout, the Eleventh Edition features a strong emphasis on NAEYC and NASW standards, as well as a new focus on cooperative learning strategies and real-world applications to expand on what you learn in the classroom. Read More

Stephanie R. White

©2023

Technologies Education For The Primary Years 2nd Edition

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. The text gives you an introduction to the two distinct technologies subjects in the Australian Curriculum: Technologies – Design and technologies, and Digital technologies. It is packed with practical ideas and authentic classroom examples that illustrate how you can implement these subjects. You will learn about the 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. Read More

Peter Albion| Coral Campbell| Wendy Jobling

©2022

Teaching: Early Childhood, Primary And Secondary 1st Edition

‘Teaching’ is a comprehensive text for beginning teachers which focuses on teacher practice, research developments, and helping you become a confident and competent practitioner in a diverse and changing world. The text identifies the knowledge and skills needed for the teaching and learning process, and also explores the planning, teaching and assessing cycle. Read More

Diana Whitton| Dona Martin| Denise Wood| Nina Maadad| Sheelagh Daniels-Mayes| Contributor

©2022

Inclusion In Action 6th Edition

Inclusion in Action outlines the philosophy of inclusive education. It focuses on the use of individualised planning to provide for the needs of every student in your class, and on using effective teaching practices to maximise learning outcomes, as well as creating positive and productive environments. This sixth edition is grounded in evidence-based practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Response to Intervention. Expansion and focus on these educational frameworks and approaches is in line with the research evidence about what works for students with diverse abilities across different education settings. Read More

Iva Strnadová| Michael Arthur-Kelly| Phil Foreman

©2022

The Business Of Child Care 5th Edition

The Business of Child Care addresses the managerial and operational aspects that you need to know in your role as manager in a Child Care setting. These include a wide range of responsibilities such as workplace health and safety, human resource management, strategic planning, financial and resource management, and sustainability. Importantly, it also includes your compliance with legislative requirements such as the regulations for early childhood education and care services. The text uses scenario-based learning so that you can understand the theory through examples from the workplace. It also includes links to the National Quality Standard and regulations assist you with understanding compliance requirements. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2022

Those Who Can, Teach 15th Edition

Take a close look at the challenges, realities and rewards of teaching today as Ryan/Cooper/Bolick/Callahan's THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 15E helps you make an informed decision about entering today's teaching profession. This edition's highly acclaimed author team draws from current research and multiple sources to pose the question "Why Teach?" A reader-friendly presentation takes a candid look at the importance of teaching, using compelling narratives, biographies, profiles and interviews with top educators. Video cases portray real teaching experiences and new discussions address technology in use with 2020 pandemic school shutdowns and critical topics, such as bullying, high-stakes testing and education reform. Engaging content corresponds to the latest professional teaching standards with digital downloads that offer teaching tools. The authors invite you to carefully consider the rewards, positive challenges and inspiring experiences that form today's high-impact teaching career. Read More

Kevin Ryan| James M. Cooper| Cheryl Mason Bolick| Cory Callahan

©2022

Developing And Administering An Early Childhood Education Program 10th Edition

Whether you direct, administrate or lead early childhood education, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM, 10E provides the knowledge and skills you need for success. This comprehensive edition highlights the director's role in leading both people and programs, with an emphasis on business and interpersonal skills. You also learn how to select and implement a high-quality curriculum. Updates present the latest changes in the field, including NAEYC’s 2020 statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice and new position statement, Advancing Equity. Revised chapters integrate NAEYC's Power to the Profession Unifying Framework. A new chapter addresses leadership during change and crisis. Practical insights guide you through all aspects of directing a program -- from budgeting, facility and equipment to selecting, training and supervising staff; working with children and parents; and handling accrediting, licensing, evaluations and improvements. Read More

Shauna Adams| Ellen Lynch| Shauna Adams| Ellen Lynch

©2022

The Exceptional Child 9th Edition

Gain a strong understanding of the foundational issues you face as you teach, parent or assist in an inclusive early childhood setting with Allen/Cowdery's THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD: INCLUSION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, 9E. Today's most comprehensive, applied text on early childhood special education, this edition, with an appealing new design, defines inclusion and early childhood disabilities and explains the latest federal legislation. You examine applications and strategies for early childhood inclusion, from effective teaching and managing problematic behavior to working with linguistically and culturally diverse children and families. You also learn to involve parents and caregivers while encouraging independence and self-care in children. Current research, video cases, digital downloads and first-hand accounts support a developmental behavioral approach as you discover how to work with and optimize learning for diverse groups that include children with significant challenges. Read More

Eileen K. Allen| Glynnis Edwards Cowdery

©2022

Assessment, Feedback And Reporting 1st Edition

This new title provides you with the strategies and skills to achieve the essential AITSL Standard 5: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning. It includes the following key features: - Practical strategies for assessment and reporting, with classroom activities and assessment examples, as well as descriptions of real-world situations - Guidelines on how to achieve AITSL standard 5 requirements with activities that build a portfolio of evidence of professional practice - Connecting with the local community and showing you how to approach reporting to parents Assessment, Feedback and Reporting references both the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, making it a vital resource for pre-service teachers at all levels – from early childhood education and care, through primary and secondary. Read More

Linda Cranley| Genevieve Johnson| Wendy Harmon

©2021

Teaching Primary Science Constructively 7th Edition

Teaching Primary Science Constructively helps you to create effective science learning experiences for primary students. This bestselling text explains the principles of constructivism and their implications for learning and teaching science. Chapters also provide research-based and practical ideas for implementing a constructivist approach. Throughout the text, there are strong links to the key ideas, themes and terminology of the revised Australian Curriculum: Science. Read More

Keith Skamp| Christine Preston| Contributing Authors

©2021

Positive Learning Environments : Creating And Maintaining Productive Classrooms 2nd Edition

Positive Learning Environments: Creating and Maintaining Productive Classrooms introduces the key concepts you need to know to create and maintain your classroom as a positive learning environment. It begins by introducing four essential components that create a positive, productive learning environment. These positive practices help you establish classrooms that recognise and encourage appropriate behaviours while reducing the probability of inappropriate behaviours. It then examines the four main groups of evidence-based approaches to managing student behaviour: behavioural, cognitive behavioural, psychoeducational and social justice approaches. For each it discusses the theories that inform them, their practical applications for fostering appropriate behaviours and also when and how to use them to proactively intervene, if necessary. By the end you are empowered to develop your individualised classroom management plan: one that suits your own theoretical beliefs, professional philosophy and teaching style. Read More

John De Nobile| Gordon Lyons| Michael Arthur-Kelly

©2021

The Big Picture 5th Edition

The Big Picture, 5e examines the personal and professional skills needed to be an early childhood educator. It gives you a practical introduction to working in a children’s service environment and helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This text supports training delivery in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will be introduced to the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the challenges you may face when working with families and children. The author also emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional areas of early education and development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). Read More

Karen Kearns

©2021

Birth To Big School 5th Edition

Birth to Big School uses down-to-earth, practical examples to help you understand traditional areas of development, and links these to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). Questions throughout the text get you to check your understanding of the content. Learning from real life scenarios helps you connect theory to practice, and reflective activities reinforce what you have learnt. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2021

Frameworks For Learning And Development 5E 5th Edition

Frameworks for Learning and Development supports training and delivery of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.  The text primarily addresses developmental subjects/competencies while linking to the EYLF and reflects the key components of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Children’s Services as they relate to curriculum and pedagogical practices in early childhood settings. Each domain of development and related curriculum and pedagogy is explored in separate chapters, helping you to gain in-depth knowledge of child development before taking on the challenge of addressing 'the whole child'. You will also explore play-based pedagogy, what it means, and how it might influence curriculum design. Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform. Learn more about the online tools cengage.com.au/mindtap   Read More

Karen Kearns

©2021

Programming And Planning In Early Childhood Settings 8th Edition

Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a broad range of approaches, concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect on the terms ‘planning’ and ‘programming’ in early childhood settings, what is authentic curriculum for young children, and effective teaching strategies to extend young children’s learning. There is a strong focus on social and cultural theories, and learning styles, which helps you recognise the need for collaboration between yourself as an educator, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. This revised and updated eighth edition shows you how chapters of the text are relevant to the Australian Professional Standards for teachers. It includes real-life examples, reflections, and case studies to help you understand educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Read More

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

©2021

Teaching Quality Health & Physical Education 2nd Edition

Teaching Quality Health and Physical Education helps you develop and implement Health and Physical Education experiences in primary schools. It introduces the general principles of teaching and learning in HPE and explains why this learning area is an important part of the Australian Curriculum. Chapters also discuss the considerations and practical implications for teaching both Health and Physical Education using a strengths-based approach. The text is packed with evidence-based and research-informed content, and includes numerous examples and activities that help you bridge the gap from theory to real-world practice. Read More

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

©2021

Teaching Humanities And Social Sciences 7th Edition

Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences, 7e prepares you to develop and implement lessons 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

©2020

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. Read More

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

©2020

The Big Picture Advance 5th Edition

The Big Picture, 5e examines the personal and professional skills needed to be an early childhood educator. It gives you a practical introduction to working in a children’s service environment and helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This text supports training delivery in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will be introduced to the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the challenges you may face when working with families and children. The author also emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional areas of early education and development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). Read More

Karen Kearns

©2020

Birth To Big School Advance 5th Edition

Birth to Big School uses down-to-earth, practical examples to help you understand traditional areas of development, and links these to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). Questions throughout the text get you to check your understanding of the content. Learning from real life scenarios helps you connect theory to practice, and reflective activities reinforce what you have learnt. Read More

Karen Kearns

©2020

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

©2020

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 helps you learn 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

©2020

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

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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

©2020

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

©2020

Teaching For Student Learning: Becoming A Master Teacher 3rd Edition

TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING: BECOMING A MASTER TEACHER, offers practical tools, skills, and advice that students and in-service teachers can put into immediate use in the field. Read More

James M. Cooper

©2019

Successful Event Management 5th Edition

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Anton Shone| Bryn Parry

©2019