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Science in Early Childhood

Edited by Coral Campbell, Deakin University, Victoria, Wendy Jobling, Deakin University, Victoria, Christine Howitt, University of Western Australia, Perth


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…

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  • Provides a thorough understanding of early childhood science education with reference to the Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Curriculum: Science
  • Includes new chapters that reflect changing priorities in science education, introducing coverage of STEM, inclusively, Indigenous understandings of science, intentional teaching, and reflective practice
  • Features a new companion website for lecturers which includes additional exercises and links to relevant online material

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