ERIC Number: ED402014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Conversations about Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings.
Fleer, Marilyn, Ed.
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)
Descriptors: 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
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($19.95 Australian Dollars).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia