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Curriculum planning & development

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Planning and Implementing an Emergent Curriculum for Young Children

Planning and Implementing an Emergent Curriculum for Young Children

Author: Ursi B. Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Looking for Learning: Provocations

Looking for Learning: Provocations

Author: Laura England Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Looking for Learning: Provocations is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child is involved in. Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, uses her wealth of experience as an Early Years teacher to explore the learning that takes place when a child's play has been inspired by a provocation, including mirrors to investigate symmetry, cardboard boxes to understand shapes, and sticks and pebbles to construct their own designs. Provocations invite learning, interest and creativity as they allow children to explore, think and use their imaginations. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers to explore their use. With tips for setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking for Learning: Provocations is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for using provocations in their settings.

Looking for Learning: Loose Parts

Looking for Learning: Loose Parts

Author: Laura England Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Looks for Learning: Loose Parts is a full-colour, practical guide to inspire child-led learning that's linked to to current policy and the EYFS framework. As each child progresses through their learning journey, Early Years practitioners are expected to identify and understand what learning is taking place in every activity that a child is involved in. Laura England, creator of Little Miss Early Years, uses her wealth of experience as an Early Years teacher to explore the learning that takes place when a child is tinkering with loose parts, including tinker trays filled with nuts and bolts, pompoms and play dough to combine, construct and investigate with. Loose parts are natural or synthetic materials and resources that have no pre-planned use; they can be moved, combined with other resources, lined up, deconstructed and constructed again. They can capture a child's imagination, curiosity and creativity as they play with and manipulate them. This dip-in-and-out book is linked to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and presents case studies, real-life images and practical pointers to explore their use. With tips for setting up the environment to the adult's role in this child-led play, Looking For Learning: Loose Parts is ideal for all Early Years practitioners searching for accessible ideas for using loose parts in their settings.

Your Choice Teacher Guide The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Your Choice Teacher Guide The Whole-School Solution for Pshe Including Relationships, Sex and Health Education

Author: John Foster, Simon Foster, Kim Richardson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2019

The Your Choice Teacher Guide supports schools in planning their PSHE provision, including the implementation of the 2019 curriculum for Health Education and Relationships and Sex Education. Up to date guidance and PSHE and RSE lesson ideas for the 21st Century - get ready for September 2019! * Gives non-specialists the confidence and tools to deliver PSHE effectively and saves preparation time with detailed lessons plans and worksheets for every double-page of the Your Choice Student Books 1 to 3. * Further sources of information and support are provided for each topic. * Flexible resources which can be tailored to the needs of your students and setting. * The student book content has been trialled by a team of PSHE teachers and RSE experts. * Printable PDFs and customisable Word files are available to download from collins.co.uk

Exploring Curriculum as an Experience of Consciousness Transformation

Exploring Curriculum as an Experience of Consciousness Transformation

Author: Elise L. Chu Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2019

This book addresses the issue of de-spiritualization in education through an interdisciplinary lens. It draws on curriculum scholarship of Dwayne Huebner, Martin Heidegger's interpretation of Plato's allegory of the cave, Buddhism, theories and philosophies of quantum physics, and philosophical hermeneutics, among others. In doing so, the author reveals the relationship between spiritual truth and education and uncovers the ultimate nature of consciousness, self, and reality. On this basis, she works to explore curriculum as an experience of consciousness transformation vital to the essence and purpose of education and, in conclusion, argues for reason with faith and faith with reason as well as the imperative of curriculum imbued with spiritual wisdom and lived experiences.

Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden Education and Survival Among the Displaced, Dispossessed and Disrupted

Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden Education and Survival Among the Displaced, Dispossessed and Disrupted

Author: Nina (University of Adelaide, Australia) Maadad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2019

Both Australia and Sweden are economically, socially and politically well-developed countries and each has responded to the Syrian crisis in its own way with features that define refugee children's schooling trajectories for transition to life and work. Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden provides insights into policies influencing the education and schooling of Syrian refugee children in Australia and Sweden. This book uses the perspectives of Syrian refugee children and their voiced experiences to elicit recommendations for education practices and content. Their voices were central to the analysis for the main reason that their viewpoints could contribute in a practical way to the development of pedagogical approaches that would support their schooling, and an effective and productive transition to life in the host countries. As well as the opinions, suggestions and experiences of other stakeholders such as parents, caregivers, teachers and school and state officials, were included for greater understanding so that as many relevant contexts are covered. The recommendations for refugee education proposed in this book will be useful for teachers, principals and policy makers directly involved in educating refugee students and this could positively impact on young refugee students finding their way to a new and better life.

Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden Education and Survival Among the Displaced, Dispossessed and Disrupted

Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden Education and Survival Among the Displaced, Dispossessed and Disrupted

Author: Nina (University of Adelaide, Australia) Maadad Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/08/2019

Both Australia and Sweden are economically, socially and politically well-developed countries and each has responded to the Syrian crisis in its own way with features that define refugee children's schooling trajectories for transition to life and work. Syrian Refugee Children in Australia and Sweden provides insights into policies influencing the education and schooling of Syrian refugee children in Australia and Sweden. This book uses the perspectives of Syrian refugee children and their voiced experiences to elicit recommendations for education practices and content. Their voices were central to the analysis for the main reason that their viewpoints could contribute in a practical way to the development of pedagogical approaches that would support their schooling, and an effective and productive transition to life in the host countries. As well as the opinions, suggestions and experiences of other stakeholders such as parents, caregivers, teachers and school and state officials, were included for greater understanding so that as many relevant contexts are covered. The recommendations for refugee education proposed in this book will be useful for teachers, principals and policy makers directly involved in educating refugee students and this could positively impact on young refugee students finding their way to a new and better life.

Collaborative Curriculum Design for Sustainable Innovation and Teacher Learning

Collaborative Curriculum Design for Sustainable Innovation and Teacher Learning

Author: Jules Pieters Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

This open access book provides insight into what it takes to actively involve teachers in the curriculum design process. It examines different aspects of teacher involvement in collaborative curriculum design, with specific attention to its implications for sustainable curriculum innovation and teacher learning. Divided into six sections, the book starts out by introducing the notion of collaborative curriculum design and discusses its historical and theoretical foundations. It describes various approaches commonly adopted to actively involve teachers in the (co-)design of curriculum materials. Sections two and three provide examples of what key phases in the curriculum design process - such as needs analysis, design and development, and implementation - look like across various collaborative curriculum design projects. Section four reports on the impact of collaborative curriculum design on student learning, teacher practices, teacher professional growth, and institutional change. Building on the research evidence about the outcomes of collaborative curriculum design, section five focuses on sustainability, scaling-up and curriculum leadership issues, which are key to the continuation and further evolution of curriculum innovations. Future perspectives are addressed in section six with emphasis on the infrastructure of a sustainable curriculum innovation.

Planning for Play, Observation and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

Planning for Play, Observation and Learning in Preschool and Kindergarten

Author: Gaye Gronlund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2019

Play is an important vehicle for learning in the early years. With intentional planning frameworks, this resource provides teachers with tools and strategies to organise and develop curriculum around high-level, purposeful play. Practical application techniques help teachers create a cycle of planning and observation as they use a play-based curriculum to help young children thrive in the classroom.

The Unbearable Lightness of Curriculum: Essays in Curriculum Theory The Selected Works of Madeleine R. Grumet

The Unbearable Lightness of Curriculum: Essays in Curriculum Theory The Selected Works of Madeleine R. Grumet

Author: Madeleine R. Grumet Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2019

The title of this collection of Madeleine Grumet's key writings, The Unbearable Lightness of Curriculum, captures what she takes to be the anxiety and ambivalence that accompany our visions of what is possible in our lives and the lives of our children. Her work explores the tension that pervades curriculum, drenched in the material and cultural realities of our lives, yet aiming toward the horizon of what might be possible. The essays are organized in three sections. Situated Subjectivity, The Art of Curriculum, Subjectivity and its Discontents. The introduction to each section frames its issues in the situation from which they sprang, both acknowledging the relation of situation and subjectivity expressed in their writing, and, using this opportunity to bring in the politics of education as Grumet experienced them as a professor and as a dean of schools of education.

Systems for Instructional Improvement Creating Coherence from the Classroom to the District Office

Systems for Instructional Improvement Creating Coherence from the Classroom to the District Office

Author: Paul Cobb, Kara Jackson, Erin Henrick, Thomas M. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

In Systems for Instructional Improvement, Paul Cobb and his colleagues draw on their extensive research to propose a series of specific, empirically grounded recommendations that together constitute a theory of action for advancing instruction at scale. The authors outline the elements of a coherent instructional system; describe productive practices for school leaders in supporting teachers' growth; and discuss the role of district leaders in developing school-level capacity for instructional improvement. Based on the findings of an eight-year research-practice partnership with four large urban districts investigating their efforts to enhance middle school math instruction, the authors seek to bridge the gap between the literature on improving teaching and learning and the literature on policy and leadership. They look at the entire education system and make recommendations on improvement efforts with a focus on student learning and teachers' instructional vision. In particular, the authors offer insights on the interplay among various supports for teacher learning, including pullout professional development, coaching, collaborative inquiry, the most instructionally productive uses of principals' time, and the tensions that tend to emerge at the district level. They provide a guide for district-level leaders in organizing their work to support significant teacher learning. Systems for Instructional Improvement provides an invaluable resource for school and district leaders, while outlining a clearly focused agenda for future research.

Curriculum and Aims

Curriculum and Aims

Author: Decker F. Walker, Jonas F. Soltis, Frances Schoonmaker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2019

The revised Fifth Edition provides a broad perspective on the basic curriculum questions educators face regarding the purposes, content, design, and structure of educational programs. After examining aims that have been proposed by classical educational thinkers and reviewing the dominant educational debate of the 20th century between traditionalists and progressives, the authors deal with fundamental contemporary issues of curriculum theory and instructional practice. Providing realistic case studies that inspire pre-service teachers to grapple with the issues of curriculum and aims in the context of classroom situations, the new edition features: a new case study on Education and Equity: Closing the Achievement Gap and updated references to important recent ideas in a new section at the end of each chapter called For Further Inquiry. Curriculum and Aims is one of the five books in the highly regarded Teachers College Press Thinking About Education Series, now in its Fifth Edition. All of the books in this series are designed to help pre- and in-service teachers bridge the gap between theory and practice.