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Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings : 5th Edition - Leonie Arthur

Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings

5th Edition

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Programming & Planning in Early Childhood Settings explores a range of approaches to curriculum and to documenting children's learning in early childhood settings. This valuable resource for early childhood education students and practitioners provides a broad view of the concepts and issues in early childhood curriculum. Chapters reflect ongoing discussions about what is meant by the terms 'planning' and 'programming' in the context of early childhood, what is authentic curriculum for young children,and effective teaching strategies to extend young children's learning. The strong focus on sociocultural theories of learning promotes awareness of children's diverse experiences, competencies and learning styles, and helps readers recognise the need for collaborative partnerships between educators, children and families in order to develop appropriate programs. Thoroughly revised in response to recent developments such as the introduction of the Early Years Learning Framework , this well-known text retains the practical emphasis of previous editions. Numerous real-life examples, reflections, articles and case studies aid students in understanding a variety of educational theories, philosophies and frameworks. Throughout the book there is a focus on the processes of reflection, evaluation and ongoing improvement.


Informative and easy to read layout


Bought this text book for uni (studying Early Childhood). Relevant to course content. Good information for programming and planning. Helpful examples. Easy to read/reference.

Illawarra region, AU


Very Informative


Provided me with relevent information for my studies. It was easy to follow, found myself returning to read it again and again while doing my assignments.

Sydney, AU


Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings

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1. Setting the scene 2. Children, families and communities 3. Contemporary perspectives on children√Ęs play, learning and development 4. Reflecting, evaluating and dynamic programs 5. Journeys of change 6. Developing philosophies 7. Understanding the setting 8. Curriculum approaches and pedagogies 9. Documenting and planning for children's learning 10. Relationships and interactions in childrens' learning 11. Planned and spontaneous learning environments

ISBN: 9780170195218
ISBN-10: 017019521X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 22nd February 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 5