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Science in Early Childhood

3rd 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 is crucial to young children's discovery and understanding of the world around them. This third edition of Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated to include the most current research, bringing together an author team of respected science education researchers from across Australia. New chapters address changing priorities in early childhood science education, introducing coverage of STEM, inclusivity, Indigenous understandings of science, science in outdoor settings, intentional teaching, and reflective practice. This text complements the Australian Early…
Frontmatter
pp i-iv
Foreword
pp v-vi
Contents
pp vii-xi
List of contributors
pp xii-xiii
Acknowledgements
pp xiv-xiv
Introduction
pp 1-6
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University, Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia, Wendy Jobling, Deakin University
PART 1 - WHAT INITIAL INFORMATION SHOULD I KNOW TO TEACH SCIENCE?
pp 7-8
Chapter 1 - The place of science in the early years
pp 9-17
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University, Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia
Chapter 2 - Science and the national Early Years Learning Framework
pp 18-33
By Andrea Nolan, Deakin University
Chapter 3 - Science in the Australian Curriculum
pp 34-53
By Kathryn Paige, University of South Australia.
Chapter 4 - Learning theories related to early childhood science education
pp 54-70
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University.
PART 2 - HOW CAN I ENHANCE CHILDREN'S LEARNING OF SCIENCE?
pp 71-72
Chapter 5 - Approaches to enhance science learning
pp 73-89
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University., Kate Chealuck, Institute of Koorie Education at Deakin University
Chapter 6 - Teaching science inclusively with a special focus on Indigenous learning
pp 90-107
By Kate Chealuck, Institute of Koorie Education at Deakin University, Coral Campbell, Deakin University
Chapter 7 - Using play pedagogy in early years science education
pp 108-123
By Jane Johnston, Bishop Grosseteste University, Coral Campbell, Deakin University.
Chapter 8 - Enhancing young children's science identity through pedagogical practices
pp 124-135
By Elaine Blake, Edith Cowan University in Western Australia., Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia
Chapter 9 - STEM education in early childhood
pp 136-154
By Christine Preston, University of Sydney
PART 3 - HOW CAN I USE THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT TO ENHANCE CHILDREN'S SCIENCE UNDERSTANDINGS?
pp 155-156
Chapter 10 - The science learning environment
pp 157-169
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University., Wendy Jobling, Deakin University's, Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia
Chapter 11 - Learning science in informal contexts: the home and community
pp 170-187
By Jill Robbins, Deakin University.
Chapter 12 - Learning science in outdoor settings
pp 188-206
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University.
PART 4 - How Do I Plan And Assess In Science?
pp 207-208
Chapter 13 - Planning for teaching science in the early years
pp 209-221
By Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia
Chapter 14 - Intentional teaching of science
pp 222-234
By Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia
Chapter 15 - Observing, assessing and documenting science learning
pp 235-257
By Coral Campbell, Deakin University.
Chapter 16 - Science education professional learning through reflective practice
pp 258-271
By Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia, Coral Campbell, Deakin University.
Appendix 1 - Activity plans
pp 272-279
Appendix 2 - Examples of simple science statements or concepts
pp 280-290
Index
pp 291-297
Science in Early Childhood
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Online ISBN: 9781108500142
Published online: 12 April 2019
Paperback ISBN: 9781108436755
Paperback publication date: 31 May 2018

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