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2nd Edition

Teaching Early Years
Curriculum, pedagogy and assessment

  • Available for pre-order on May 10, 2023. Item will ship after May 31, 2023
ISBN 9781032284125
May 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 53 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Led by Donna Pendergast and Susanne Garvis, this new edition of Teaching Early Years provides a comprehensive overview of and introduction to educating children from birth to eight years.

Structured around the key priorities for early childhood education and care – curriculum, pedagogy and assessment – this book supports readers to develop and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the essential theory, scholarship and practical applications. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect the significant innovation and development across the sector, ensuring that coverage of content, the latest research, references to curricula and professional standards are up to date and relevant to today’s pre- and in-service educators. The new edition covers:

  • Sustainability education
  • Health and nutrition
  • Innovative and age-appropriate pedagogies
  • Increased coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives
  • New understandings of the early years learner

Each chapter provide case studies, examples from practice, chapter summaries and reflection questions, encouraging the reader to engage more deeply with the key concepts and learning points.

Bringing together leading scholars and practitioners Teaching Early Years provides the specialist knowledge and preparation required for early years educators, in all learning environments, to deliver exceptional education and care to all children in the early years.

Table of Contents

Part I: The context of early years learning

1. Early Years in Australia

Donna Pendergast & Susanne Garvis

2. The Early Years Learner

Donna Pendergast and Susanne Garvis

Part II: Curriculum practices for the early years

3. Literacy

Bridie Raban and Janet Scull

4. Numeracy

Marina Papic, Kate Highfield and Caroline Cohrssen

5. Science

Anne Petriwskyj

6. The Arts

Narelle Lemon and Susanne Garvis

7. Digital Technologies

Therese Keane

8. Nutrition and movement behaviours in education and care settings

Serene Yoong, Rachel Jones, Corutney Barnes and Regina Belski

9. Early Childhood Education for Sustainability

Lyndal O’Gorman

Part III: Pedagogical practices for the early years

10. Popular Pedagogical Approaches: age-appropriate pedagogical approaches in the early years

Christa van Aswegen

11. Transitions

Susanne Krieg

12. Partnerships

Sam Vleck and Wendy Goff

13. Diversity and differentiation

Wendi Beamish and Beth Saggers

14. Gifted and talented young children

Michelle Ronksley-Pavia, Susanne Garvis and Donna Pendergast

Part IV: Assessment practices for the early years

15. Assessment

Collette Tayler, Karin Ishimine and Jane Page

Part V: Imperatives for the early years

16. Leadership in the early years

Kate Thornton

17. Evidence-based practice and doing action research

Maryanne Theobald

18. Communities of practice

Katherine Main

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Donna Pendergast is a Professor and Dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University, Australia.

Susanne Garvis is a Professor of Early Childhood Education at Griffith University, Australia.