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Investigating Mathematics, Science and Technology in Early Childhood - Amy MacDonald

Investigating Mathematics, Science and Technology in Early Childhood

By: Amy MacDonald, John Rafferty (As told to)

Paperback Published: 13th July 2015
ISBN: 9780195529906
Number Of Pages: 384

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Investigating Mathematics, Science and Technology in Early Childhood is also available as an ebook.Investigating Mathematics, Science and Technology in Early Childhood explores the ways in which young children develop mathematics, science and technology understandings throughout everyday play and investigation. Taking a holistic approach, the book addresses key areas of knowledge within mathematics, science and technology in the early years' contexts and looks at how they can be integrated to create meaningful learning experiences.It provides clear explanations and examples of mathematical, scientific and technological concepts and processes to help pre-service educators build up their own content knowledge to confidently prepare for practice in early years learning environments.Key featuresFocuses on the birth to eight, with particular attention paid to 0 - 3 ages Learning stories with practical examples and anecdotes from early childhood educators demonstrate how children investigate concepts within mathematics, science and technology learningInvestigation boxes provide examples of children's investigations of mathematics, science and technology and educator's interpretations of these, to help build content knowledgeCritical reflective questions throughout encourage readers to consider key issues, interpret examples and reflect upon their own experiences.

1. Holistic Approaches to Mathematics, Science and Technology EducationAmy MacDonald (with John Rafferty)Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction The everydayness of mathematics, science and technology Knowing the parts to understand the whole The place of mathematics, science and technology in early years curricula Positioning the child in mathematics, science and technology education Playful pedagogies in mathematics, science and technology education Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 2. Powerful Processes Amy MacDonald (with John Rafferty)Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction The relationship between concepts and processes Powerful processes in mathematics, science and technology The importance of questioning in mathematics, science and technology Developing dispositions for mathematical, scientific and technological learning Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 3 . Assessment and Planning Amy MacDonald (with John Rafferty)Chapter overview Learning objectivesIntroduction The relationship between assessment and planning Assessing learning in mathematics, science and technology education Planning for play and investigation Problem solving in mathematics, science and technology Using learning stories to assess and plan for mathematics, science and technology Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 4. Technological Tools, ICTs and Digital Play Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Technology in context Developing understandings of technologyChapter summary For further discussion Further reading 5. Patterns Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Patterns in context Developing understandings of pattern Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 6. Space Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Space in context Developing understandings of space Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 7.  Measurement Amy MacDonald (with John Rafferty)Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Measurement in context Developing understandings of measurement Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 8. Number Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Number in context Developing understandings of number Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 9. Data Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Data in context Developing understandings of data Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 10. Sustainability Amy MacDonald (with John Rafferty)Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Sustainability in context Developing understandings of sustainability Chapter summary For further discussion Further reading 11.  Earth Science Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Earth science in context Developing understandings of Earth scienceChapter summary For further discussion Further reading 12. Biological Science Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Biological science in context Developing understandings of biological scienceChapter summary For further discussion Further reading 13. Physical Science Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Physical science in context Developing understandings of physical scienceChapter summary For further discussion Further reading 14. Chemical Science Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Learning objectives Introduction Chemical science in context Developing understandings of chemical scienceChapter summary For further discussion Further reading 15. Bringing It All Together Amy MacDonald Chapter overview Investigations matrix GlossaryBibliographyIndex

ISBN: 9780195529906
ISBN-10: 0195529901
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 13th July 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.4  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.66

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