The Big Picture,
4th Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9780170369336 | ISBN-10: 0170369331

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 440 pages

List Price USD $67.50


Winner – 2017 Australian Publishers Association EPAA Teaching and Learning Resource, TAFE & Vocational Education The judges said: “A wide range of pedagogical elements encourage students to reflect on their learning and consider the connection between real-world theory and context. Perfectly designed to engage the early childhood market, with strong links to industry standards to support the transition to practice. Alive, bright and fun – all you would expect of a resource in this market.” The Big Picture, 4e is written to support training delivery in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. It provides students with a practical introduction to working in a children’s service environment, whilst helping to bridge the gap between theory and best practice. It is designed to address the relevant units of competency in a holistic and integrated way while covering the skills and knowledge students need to be deemed competent in this qualification. The text also examines the personal and professional skills needed to be an effective early childhood educator. Students are introduced to the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the challenges faced by educators when working with families and children. In addition, Kearn’s emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of early education and development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). The Big Picture, 4e is a highly visual and engaging text for students, or anyone wanting to undertake study in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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Karen Kearns Grad. Dip. Ed (Spec. Ed.), B Ed. (ECE), M Ed (ECE) has worked in teaching, consultancy, advocacy and legislative compliance, and lecturing at the University of Newcastle. She is CEO of International Child Care College (ICCC), which delivers vocational education and training in Early Childhood Education and Care, face-to-face and online.

  • Updated throughout with the latest research, content, trends and industry benchmarks
  • Now covers units CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety and CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • Robust Instructor Support resources including detailed mapping to competency, in-text solutions, test bank, customisable PowerPoint slides and more
  • New Consider This boxes cover topics student’s should consider in certain situations
  • New Scenario boxes help students reflect upon certain situations and how they would handle them in a real world environment
  • New and revised tables, images and artwork to further enhance student comprehension
  • Content links back to Standards and Elements of the National Quality Standards
  • Robust Instructor Support resources including detailed mapping to competency, in-text solutions, test bank, customisable PowerPoint slides and more
  • New In Practice boxes show link between theoretical concepts and how it applies in a child care setting

Table of Contents

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1. Complying with regulatory frameworks
2. Working in children’s education and care services
3. Work health and safety
4. Ensuring children’s wellbeing, health and safety
5. Supporting cultural diversity
6. Caring for babies and toddlers
7. Caring for preschool children
8. Learning to get along with others
9. Supporting sustainability

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

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The Big Picture

  • ISBN-10: 0170369331
  • ISBN-13: 9780170369336

Price USD$ 67.50


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