Supporting Education,
3rd Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9780170419642
Copyright 2020 | Published
680 pages | List Price: USD $68.00

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.


Part A Working in a school environment
1 The role of the Education Support Worker
2 Working in a legislative environment
3 Working with diverse people
4 Health and safety
5 Child protection

Part B Support learning and development
6 Introduction to child and adolescent development and learning
7 Physical growth, development and learning
8 Social and emotional development and learning
9 Language development and learning
10 Cognitive development and learning
11 Supporting learning
12 Contribute to planning and educational programs

Part C Literacy and numeracy
13 Introduction to becoming literate
14 Writing and literacy
15 Reading
16 Support numeracy development

Part D Support students with additional needs
17 Introduction to supporting students with additional needs and disabilities
18 Support for students with disabilities
19 Support English language learners
20 Supporting behaviour

  • Karen Kearns

    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.

  • Premium online teaching and learning tools on the MindTap platform are now available, supporting blended and online course delivery

  • More practical engagement with the addition of 'Discuss' questions at the end of scenarios

  • Writing chapter is now in the text and has been expanded to include assessment of writing and spelling, keyboarding, instructional approaches to writing development and more practical examples

  • More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content integrated throughout (indicated with a new icon), including new scenarios in chapters 3, 5 and 6

  • Dedicated chapter for Planning and Assessment (Ch12)

  • New information on ASD, Anxiety, Mental Health and Trauma

  • New part organisation and chapter structure for transparency in delivery

  • The new running case studies enable educators to demonstrate the application of concepts and regulations in the work environment

  • Mapping to both Certificate III and IV qualifications enables teachers to plan course delivery for both from one resource

  • Examples and explanations of curriculum documents and tables (Ch13 – English, Ch14 – Writing, Ch16 – Maths, Ch 20 – Personal and Social Capability Learning) are integrated into the text. This provides teachers with contextualised references for their classes

  • Additional online material: competency-based activity sheets, additional cases and Test Bank provide a wealth of material for assignment setting or in-class practice

  • Scenarios now with questions, provide reflective activities for in-class discussion

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