The Big Picture Advance,
5th Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9780170427357 | ISBN-10: 0170427358

Copyright 2020

| Published 2020

| 404 pages

List Price USD $67.50


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).

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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.

  • NEW MindTap with pre-learning quiz, group activity and video activities
  • NEW margin definitions
  • NEW Instructor's mapping grid
  • Updated legislation, guidelines and statistics around children's health and safety with new scenarios and reflective questions
  • Extensive new content and updated scenarios on cultural competence
  • Extensive competency-based materials to support course delivery
  • Mapping to relevant qualifications
  • New sections on regulatory authorities, NQS self-assessment and rating, service philosophy, regulations and policies to embed students in the workplace environment
  • Scenario-based learning activities to contextualise theory to workplace experience

Table of Contents

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1 Working in children’s education and care
2 Complying with regulatory frameworks
3 Professional practices
4 Developing cultural competence
5 Work health and safety
6 Ensuring children's wellbeing and health
7 Supporting children's safety
8 Responsive care practices
9 Child protection
10 Sustainability: supporting children to connect with their world

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The Big Picture Advance

  • ISBN-10: 0170427358
  • ISBN-13: 9780170427357

Price USD$ 67.50


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