Birth to Big School,
5th Edition

Karen Kearns

ISBN-13: 9780170457309 | ISBN-10: 0170457303

Copyright 2021

| Published 2020

| 432 pages

List Price USD $69.25


Birth to Big School uses down-to-earth, practical examples to help you understand traditional areas of development, and links these to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). Questions throughout the text get you to check your understanding of the content. Learning from real life scenarios helps you connect theory to practice, and reflective activities reinforce what you have learnt.

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Meet the Authors

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Karen Kearns Grad. Dip. Ed (Spec. Ed.), B Ed. (ECE), M Ed (ECE) has worked in teaching, consultancy, advocacy and legislative compliance, and lecturing at the University of Newcastle. She is CEO of International Child Care College (ICCC), which delivers vocational education and training in Early Childhood Education and Care, face-to-face and online.

  • Now with ten chapters instead of seven. More content on development of the child at different stages
  • UPDATED 'Consider this boxes', and a NEW case study feature to analyse in depth
  • NEW Instructor's mapping grid
  • NEW MindTap to facilitate and enhance a blended learning delivery. Includes pre-learning quizzes, group activities and media quizzes
  • Now with ten chapters instead of seven. More content on development of the child at different stages
  • NEW 'Go further' content - a resource for instructors to challenge students, encourage research, and deepen their knowledge of particular topics
  • Mapping to relevant qualifications
  • A section on practical strategies and tips for student early childhood educators to learn and encourage children in the formation of friendships, support their transition to school, and to assist in promoting self esteem in children
  • Scenario-based learning activities to contextualise theory to workplace experience
  • Play and learning now split into stages to better demonstrate childhood development

Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to child development
2. Physical development
3. Language and communication
4. Cognitive development
5. Social and emotional development
6. Learning to get along with others
7. Playing, learning and development
8. Play and learning: babies and toddlers
9. Play and learning: pre-schoolers
10. Documentation and planning for learning

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Instructor Website for Kearns' Birth to Big School

Cengage is pleased to provide you with a selection of resources that will help you to prepare your lectures and assessments, when you choose this text for your course: - Mapping grid for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care - Solutions manual - 'Go further' activity

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Birth to Big School Instructor's Resource Pack

Premium resources that provide additional instructor support are available for this text, including PowerPoints, Test Bank, Instructors handbook with additional cases and competency-based activity sheets. These resources save you time and are a convenient way to add more depth to your classes, covering additional content and with an exclusive selection of engaging features aligned with the text. Contact your Cengage learning consultant for more information.

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Birth to Big School

  • ISBN-10: 0170457303
  • ISBN-13: 9780170457309

Price USD$ 69.25


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