Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings,
9th Edition

Leonie Arthur, Bronwyn Beecher, Elizabeth Death, Susan Dockett

ISBN-13: 9780170472883 | ISBN-10: 0170472884

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| 560 pages

List Price USD $95.25


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

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Meet the Authors

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Leonie Arthur has worked in long day care, preschool and the early years of school across New South Wales and the Northern Territory and in teacher education at Western Sydney University. Her recent research and current projects focus on effective play-based pedagogies, practitioner research and literacy learning and teaching. Leonie was also one of the members of the CSU-led consortium that developed the Early Years Learning Framework.

Bronwyn Beecher has worked in the early years of school in diverse sociocultural contexts and in primary and early childhood education at Western Sydney University. Later she worked on an early literacy project with children, families and educators in preschool communities in Western Sydney. Her research continues to investigate family, community and educator partnerships, strengthening pedagogical practices and children’s learning and literacy practices at home and in settings. Additional research areas include learning through play and the visual arts.

Elizabeth Death is Chief Executive Officer of the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA), a peak body representing a significant percentage of the nation’s not-for-profit and private providers of early learning and care services. Elizabeth has a broad experience base in social policy and service delivery coupled with a strong record of achievement in both the public and not-for-profit sectors. Elizabeth has worked in ministers’ offices, government departments, universities and not-for-profit organisations at national and state levels with a focus on education, Aboriginal affairs, community services and remote communities, bringing a particular depth in early childhood education.

Sue Dockett has worked as an educator and academic in the field of early childhood for many years. In her role as Emeritus Professor, she continues to work with colleagues at both national and international levels, pursuing research addressing educational transitions, particularly transitions to school and the expectations, experiences and perceptions of all involved. Her other research areas include children’s play, participatory, rights-based research and researching with children.

  • NEW author videos to introduce the chapters
  • NEW reflection questions from the authors to students
  • NEW polling questions
  • Updated to reflect changes to the relevant national approved learning frameworks: There are two nationally approved learning frameworks which outline practices that support and promote children’s learning: Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) for young children from birth to five years of age and My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Age Care in Australia for school age children.
  • Update content and design to reflect and strengthen three key themes of the content: play, pedagogy and a balanced approach to learning outcomes

Table of Contents

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

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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Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings

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