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Science in Early Childhood

2nd edition

Edited by Coral Campbell, Deakin University, Victoria, Wendy Jobling, Deakin University, Victoria, Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia, Perth
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Science education in the early years is vital to assist young children to come to know and understand the world around them. In this second edition, Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated and revised to include comprehensive coverage of the birth-to-eight age group. Drawing on the most up-to-date research, this edition presents current issues and debates relevant to pre-service teachers of early childhood science, both at pre-school and in the early years of schooling. This text complements the…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Foreword
pp v-vi
Contents
pp vii-x
Contributors
pp xi-xiii
Acknowledgements
pp xiii-xiv
Introduction
pp 1-4
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University, Christine Howitt, The University of Western Australia, Wendy Jobling, Deakin University
Part 1 - What initial information should I know to teach science?
pp 5-6
Chapter 1 - The place of science in the early years
pp 7-13
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University, Christine Howitt, The University of Western Australia
Chapter 2 - Science in the national Early Years Learning Framework
pp 14-30
By Andrea Nolan, Deakin University
Chapter 3 - Science in the Australian Curriculum
pp 31-49
By Kathryn Paige, University of South Australia
Chapter 4 - Learning theories related to early childhood science education
pp 50-64
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University
Part 2 - How can I enhance children’s learning of science?
pp 65-66
Chapter 5 - Approaches to enhance science learning
pp 67-84
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University, Kate Chealuck, Deakin University
Chapter 6 - Using play pedagogy in early years science education
pp 85-100
By Jane Johnston, Bishop Grosseteste University
Chapter 7 - Developing pedagogical practices for science teaching and learning with 3- and 4-year-old children
pp 101-112
By Elaine Blake, Publications Committee of the Australian College of Educators and Curtin University, Christine Howitt, The University of Western Australia
Part 3 - How can I use the learning environment to enhance children’s science understandings?
pp 113-114
Chapter 8 - Supporting science understandings through the learning environment
pp 115-130
By Coral Campbell, Deakin Universit, Wendy Jobling, Deakin Universit, Christine Howitt, The University of Western Australia
Chapter 9 - Learning science in informal contexts: The home and the community
pp 131-147
By Jill Robbins, Monash University
Chapter 10 - Environmental education in natural play spaces
pp 148-168
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University, Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Southern Cross University
Part 4 - How do I plan and assess in science?
pp 169-170
Chapter 11 - Planning for teaching science in the early years
pp 171-187
By Christine Howitt, The University of Western Australia
Chapter 12 - Observing, assessing and documenting science learning in the early years
pp 188-206
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University
Additional resources
pp 207-210
Appendix - Examples of simple science statements or concepts
pp 211-219
Glossary
pp 220-222
Index
pp 223-233
Science in Early Childhood
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Online ISBN: 9781139923804
Published online: 21 June 2018

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