ERIC Number: ED477475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Meaningful Planning: Rethinking Teaching and Learning Relationships.
Patterson, Catherine; Fleet, Alma
AECA Research in Practice Series, 2003.., v10 n1 2003
Early childhood educators across Australia are starting to rethink traditional approaches to planning in early childhood education, including respecting children as powerful, competent learners; valuing families as partners; and developing new approaches to observation and record keeping that encourage dynamism and flexibility. This booklet explores a focus shift from traditional concepts of predetermined planning, into the more dynamic approach of teacher/child co-creation of curriculum to provide intellectual and creative challenges for staff. The booklet also includes examples to show these changes, including increased interaction with children through balanced child/teacher input. Throughout the booklet are "Think and Chat" boxes to encourage ways of rethinking and implementing changes in the early childhood workplace. A list of 9 suggested sources for further reading is included. (HTH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Preschool Curriculum, Professional Development, Teacher Student Relationship
Publications Section, Australian Early Childhood Association, P.O. Box 105, Watson, ACT 2602, Australia ($14.95, order number RIP0301). Tel: (02)-6241-6900; Fax: (02)-6241-5547; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aeca.org.au.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia