Play at the Center of the Curriculum

Play at the Center of the Curriculum

Because play is children's work, this text emphasizes the value of play to young children's development and focuses on how content areas in the curriculum can support play.

Author: Judith Van Hoorn

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0137060718

Category: Education

Page: 405

View: 135

Because play is children's work, this text emphasizes the value of play to young children's development and focuses on how content areas in the curriculum can support play. In addition, the text has strong coverage of the teacher's role in orchestrating and interacting with children during play and play as a tool for assessment
Categories: Education

Play at the Center of the Curriculum

Play at the Center of the Curriculum

The leading text in the field, Play at the Center of the Curriculum is ideal for those who want to engage children in a developmental zone where children and teachers are learning from and with each other.

Author: Judith Van Hoorn

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0133461750

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 349

This widely used resource seamlessly combines the features of a text on play and development with the features of an early childhood curriculum text to present a comprehensive, cogent rationale for placing play at the center of a balanced curriculum. The leading text in the field, "Play at the Center of the Curriculum" is ideal for those who want to engage children in a developmental zone where children and teachers are learning from and with each other. The authors put play at the center of a balanced curriculum that includes spontaneous, guided, and directed play as well as teacher planned instruction. They describe how knowledgeable teachers use a wide repertoire of strategies to orchestrate the flow from spontaneous play to guided play, to more subject oriented instruction, and back to play. This thoroughly updated Sixth Edition interweaves anecdotes of children's play, theories of play and development, empirical evidence from research, and practical instructional strategies to give students a clear look at play and the curriculum. Carefully written and coordinated chapter features enhance student learning. A blend of "how-to" and theory, plus extensive updates in each new edition make this both a current and a classic text on play that includes "all" children. Readers are immersed in the experiences of real classrooms through anecdotes and numerous vignettes. The interests of today's students are addressed, from violent play and bullying to children and nature, to enriching the outdoor classroom.
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Play at the Center of the Curriculum

Play at the Center of the Curriculum

This book takes a unique position, asking not only, "How can play support curriculum?" but also "How can curriculum support play?"

Author: Judith Lieberman Van Hoorn

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0136119972

Category: Education

Page: 337

View: 772

This resource examines the natural connection between play and a young child's development. It advocates that play should be an integrated part of the early childhood curriculum and then demonstrates how to draw both the methods and the content of a successful curriculum from children's spontaneous play. Anecdotes of children's play, theories of play and development, and instructional strategies are interwoven throughout the book. Early childhood educators.
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Play at the Center of Curriculum

Play at the Center of Curriculum

The first episode involved two children , Rita and Bill , playing husband and wife
in the play house . It demonstrates how little negotiation is required to establish
play themes in the home play center because children bring what the
researchers ...

Author: Judith Lieberman Van Hoorn

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004662618

Category: Education

Page: 362

View: 480

This is the third edition of the book that takes to heart the adage: Play is children's work. Believing that play is a primary factor in the development of intelligence, personality, competencies, self-awareness, and social awareness, the authors demonstrate how to draw from spontaneous play both the methods and the content of a successful curriculum for children from birth to age eight. The book introduces the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson, Mead, and many contemporary researchers; explores the traditional curriculum arenas of early childhood education; and includes discussion of the role of work, adult models, and authority in children's play. For teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education, pre-school teachers, day-care personnel, parents, and anyone with an interest and involvement in the education, development, and care of young children.
Categories: Education

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners

Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.

Author: Ann M. Selmi

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483322551

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 937

Early Childhood Curriculum for All Learners: Integrating Play and Literacy Activities is designed to teach early childhood professionals about the latest research on play and early literacy and then to show them practical methods for adapting this research to everyday classroom practices that will encourage the development of learning skills. The authors link solid, play-based research to specific developmentally appropriate practices. By combining these two areas, the text demonstrates that academic learning and play activities are highly compatible, and that children can and do develop academic skills through play. In addition, the text focuses on socio-dramatic play, a recently acknowledged, essential aspect of child-initiated play interactions. It provides specific strategies that link these interactive behaviors with the early academic skills needed for the initial primary grades. Implementation of the information presented in this book will enable children to experience a richer transition into primary education classrooms.
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SAGE Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood

SAGE Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood

Containing chapters from highly respected researchers, whose work has been critical to building knowledge and expertise in the field, this Handbook focuses on examining historical, current and future research issues in play and learning ...

Author: Elizabeth Brooker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473907164

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 519

'This Handbook offers diverse perspectives from scholars across the globe who help us see play in new ways. At the same time the basic nature of play gives a context for us to learn new theoretical frameworks and methods. A real gem!' - Beth Graue, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, USA Play and learning scholarship has developed considerably over the last decade, as has the recognition of its importance to children’s learning and development. Containing chapters from highly respected researchers, whose work has been critical to building knowledge and expertise in the field, this Handbook focuses on examining historical, current and future research issues in play and learning scholarship. Organized into three sections which consider: theoretical and philosophical perspectives on play and learning play in pedagogy, curriculum and assessment play contexts. The Handbook's breadth, clarity and rigor will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, as well as professionals with interest in this dynamic and changing field. Liz Brooker is Reader in Early Childhood in the Faculty of Children and Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London. Mindy Blaise is an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Early Childhood Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Susan Edwards is Associate Professor in Curriculum and Pedagogy at Australian Catholic University. This handbook's International Advisory Board included: Jo Aliwood, The University of Newcastle, Australia Pat Broadhead, Leeds Metropolitan University, Australia Stig Brostrom, Aarhus University, Denmark Hasina Ebrahim, University of the Free State, South Africa Beth Graue, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, USA Amita Gupta, The City College of New York, CUNY, USA Marjatta Kalliala, University of Helsinki, Finland Rebecca Kantor, University of Colorado Denver, USA Colette Murphy, Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ellen Sandseter, Queen Maud University College of Early Childhood Education, Norway
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An Integrated Play based Curriculum for Young Children

An Integrated Play based Curriculum for Young Children

the social interactions and previous experiences or schemata they have
observed in their environment (Saracho, 2001). The dramatic play center can be
changed periodically to a theme which is based on the children's interests and
lives.

Author: Olivia N. Saracho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136842115

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 631

Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. This book offers the theoretical framework for understanding the origins of an early childhood play-based curriculum and how young children learn and understand concepts in a social and physical environment.
Categories: Education

Play and Inquiry in Early Childhood Custom Edition

Play and Inquiry in Early Childhood  Custom Edition

This custom edition is published for the Macquarie University.

Author: Stephanie Feeney

Publisher:

ISBN: 1488626847

Category: Child development

Page: 468

View: 524

This custom edition is published for the Macquarie University. It comprises of selected chapters from: Who Am I in the Lives of Children? An Introduction to Early Childhood Education, 11th Edition Play at the Center of the Curriculum, 6th Edition Creative Thinking and Arts-Based Learning: Preschool Through Fourth Grade, 7th Edition Approaches to Early Childhood Education, 6th Edition Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation, 3rd Edition Play and Child Development, 4th Edition Techniques for Teaching Young Children: choices for theory & practice, 3rd Edition Design and technology for children, 3rd Edition
Categories: Child development

Teaching Young Children Preschool K

Teaching Young Children  Preschool K

Discusses the basics of teaching three- to six-year-olds, covering such topics as lesson planning, creating daily schedules, arranging furniture, managing classroom activities, and using technology.

Author: Dianne Miller Nielsen

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412926734

Category: Education

Page: 203

View: 444

Discusses the basics of teaching three- to six-year-olds, covering such topics as lesson planning, creating daily schedules, arranging furniture, managing classroom activities, and using technology.
Categories: Education

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

For older children , provide materials for making children mature , their play may
become more realistic . signs and use floor ... Older primary - aged children often
use pretend - play Pretend - Play Center props to stage plays , and they spend ...

Author: Marjorie J. Kostelnik

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004704690

Category: Education

Page: 507

View: 239

Addressing all aspects of classroom life, including the roles of children and adults, the physical and social environments, and teaching and learning within multiple domains for children age three to eight. It provides a comprehensive, cohesive approach to curriculum development, which results in greater continuity for children and practitioners in group settings in childcare, preschool, and the early elementary grades.
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Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Childhood Curriculum

The model described here uses the dramatic play center , language center ,
science and mathematics center , art center , and music and movement center .
The dramatic play center includes housekeeping equipment , an area with blocks
and ...

Author: Sue Clark Wortham

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000049383263

Category: Child development.

Page: 495

View: 914

This book uses the most current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. Known for its solid theoretical focus and child-centered approach, it serves as a specific guide to implement a quality program in early childhood classrooms. The Changing Role of the Teacher in Developing Curriculum for Diverse Populations; Historical and Theoretical Bases for Appropriate Programs in Early Childhood Settings; The Need for Quality Programs in Early Childhood Education; Developmental Characteristics of Young Children from Birth to Eight Years: Implications for Learning; Organizing Infant-Toddler Programs; Infant-Toddler Curriculum: Birth to Age Two; A Developmental Model for Preschool Programs; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Language and Cognitive Development; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Social and Physical Development; A Model for Programs for Children Ages Five to Eight; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Social Studies and Physical Education; Teaching in the Real World.
Categories: Child development.

Guides to Curriculum Building Primary Level

Guides to Curriculum Building  Primary Level

B. Setting up a play center ( G III ; C IV A & VIII A ) The children will enjoy a play
center in the school - room where they may play together with toys , games and
art materials . In an informal discussion period they decide with their teacher on
the ...

Author: Wisconsin Cooperative Educational Planning Program

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89080527724

Category: Education, Primary

Page: 103

View: 361

Categories: Education, Primary

Early Education Curriculum

Early Education Curriculum

Others , who are limited in classroom space , may choose to have a dramatic play
center that changes periodically and sometimes will include the kitchen area or
another room in the home . Still others take the dramatic play center outdoors to ...

Author: Hilda L. Jackman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: UOM:39015038024587

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 346

View: 575

This innovative text presents developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum in a clear easy-to-read style. All chapters of the text stand alone, while complementing each other to form the whole curriculum for children from infancy to eight years. The text includes original songs, poems, dramatic play activities, as well as numerous illustrations, photos, diagrams, references, and teachers' resources. Part 1 presents the elements of the foundation of early education curriculum, including curriculum development, multicultural/anti-bias considerations, lesson and activity plans. Part 2 explores each curriculum area, taking into consideration the individual child, groups of children, the process of setting up appropriate learning environments, and integration of all curricula. Each chapter presents developmentally appropriate activities for each age group and encourages self-esteem and creativity development. Curriculum chapters cover language and literacy, children's literature, puppets, dramatic play and creative dramatics, art, sensory centers, music and movement, math, science, and social studies. Each chapter offers an overview, guidance tips for teachers, guidelines for parental involvement, multicultural/anti-bias activities, chapter afterview, student exploration assignments, extensive references, and additional readings.
Categories: Curriculum planning

Early Childhood Curriculum

Early Childhood Curriculum

The dramatic play center includes housekeeping equipment , an area with blocks
and trucks , and provisions for puppetry and dramatic productions . The center's
purpose is to provide combinations of opportunities for sociodramatic play .

Author: Sue C. Wortham

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030562203

Category: Education

Page: 442

View: 721

Appropriate for undergraduate courses on curriculum methods in early childhood and primary grade education. This textbook uses current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. With its chronological approach from infancy through Grade 3, this text directly ties curriculum to the understanding of child development.
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Exemplars of Curriculum Theory

Exemplars of Curriculum Theory

A Workbook enabling children to practise the language points presented in the Reader. These workbooks accompany the popular Collins Big Cat series.

Author: Arthur K. Ellis

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 9781930556706

Category: Education

Page: 163

View: 964

This book crosses the divide between theoreticians and practitioners by demonstrating how curriculum theories and models are applied in classrooms today. It ties together - - broad educational theories such as progressivism, essentialism, perennialism, etc. - curriculum models, characterized as learner-centered, society-centered or knowledge-centered. - exemplars of curriculum theories and models, such as Reggio Emilia, Core Knowledge, the International Baccalaureate, etc.
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Early Education Curriculum A Child s Connection to the World

Early Education Curriculum  A Child s Connection to the World

The sixth edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment.

Author: Hilda Jackman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285443256

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 252

The sixth edition of EARLY EDUCATION CURRICULUM: A CHILD'S CONNECTION TO THE WORLD focuses on the process of planning and implementing a curriculum, and setting up an inclusive child-centered environment. This text meets the needs of a diverse range of students and experienced teachers, helping them to make informed decisions about curriculum content as well as to develop creative thinking and the ability to effectively apply theory to an early childhood classroom setting. Updated to include the most current research and standards, the sixth edition presents new material on brain research that underlies teaching ideas as well as new information on reflective practice, intentional teaching, and using the environment as a teaching tool. The book retains its strong applied focus on the how-to's of teaching, with many new hands-on teaching tips and six new chapters on topics such as observation and assessment, fine motor and manipulatives, and large motor and outdoor play. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Early Childhood Curriculum

The Early Childhood Curriculum

This third edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum provides the same coverage as the first edition and brings it up to date.

Author: Carol Seefeldt

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080773781X

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 351

This third edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum provides the same coverage as the first edition and brings it up to date. Individual chapters present the research and practice of early childhood education by areas of curriculum content, play, oral language, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, movement, music and art. Introductory chapters include an overview of current developments in early education as well as a discussion of teaching strategies. It includes two new chapters on inclusion and the multicultural world of the early childhood classroom, an overview of current developments in the field.
Categories: Education

Creative Expression and Play in the Early Childhood Curriculum

Creative Expression and Play in the Early Childhood Curriculum

One kindergartner took the magnifying glasses from the discovery center to
examine sick animals she was tending in the dramatic play area . A second
grader added information about his plant's growth to the classroom graph . The
discovery ...

Author: Joan P. Isenberg

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: UVA:X002481791

Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 389

View: 279

Categories: Creative activities and seat work

Teacher s Guide for Read Play and Learn

Teacher s Guide for Read  Play  and Learn

This is the preschool and kindergarten teacher's guide to an innovative curriculum for creating a literacy-rich environment for children of all ability levels.

Author: Toni W. Linder

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 1557664005

Category: Education

Page: 235

View: 763

This is the preschool and kindergarten teacher's guide to an innovative curriculum for creating a literacy-rich environment for children of all ability levels.
Categories: Education