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Conversations about Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings [microform] / Marilyn Fleer, Ed
Bib ID 5600988
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson
 
Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1996 
73 p. 
Summary

Noting that the work of early childhood educators is often complex, variable, and individualized, this booklet brings together a range of teacher stories that describe such work across many settings. A number of challenges for early childhood education are described, and a host of innovative teaching ideas are presented in an attempt to describe what can be achieved when combining existing and possible teaching and learning practices. Chapters include: (1) "Talking about Teaching and Learning" (Marilyn Fleer); (2) "The Work of Preschool to Year 3 Teachers: What Informs Our Practice?" (Marilyn Fleer); (3) "Rethinking Classroom Organisation: Learning Centres in Primary School" (Karina Sargeson); (4) "Welcoming Parents into the Primary School" (Bernadette Hayes); (5) "In Partnership with Aboriginal Children" (Michael Colbung and Anne Glover); (6) "Making a Difference: Peace, Global, and Environmental Education in Primary Schools" (Karina Sargeson); (7) "Talking Gender" (Glenda MacNaughton); and (8) "Play: Creative or Confining" (Liza Carroll). The book advocates the need to reconceptualize the early years of primary education and to draw upon its strengths as a way to create powerful learning experiences for young children. The text urges reconsideration of some of the "norms" of primary school education, such as expected classroom arrangement and management, with a view to providing learning centers and empowering children to take part in the direction of their education. Contains 16 references. (AA)

Notes

Availability: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($19.95 Australian Dollars).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Child Caregivers.  |  Class Activities.  |  Classroom Research.  |  Classroom Techniques.  |  Course Content.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Educational Improvement.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Learning Activities.  |  Learning Centers (Classroom)  |  Learning Strategies.  |  Parent School Relationship.  |  Play.  |  Professional Development.  |  Sex Role.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Teaching Styles.  |  Values Education.  |  Australia Australian Early Childhood Association
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Fleer, Marilyn, editor  |  Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson
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