Engaging Children s Minds The Project Approach 3rd Edition

Author: Lilian G. Katz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144082844X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its third edition, this book shows teachers how to incorporate the Project Approach into early childhood and elementary curricula, engaging children intellectually and heightening their capacities for thinking, hypothesizing, reasoning, and expressing their natural curiosity. • Presents the philosophical, theoretical, and research bases of project work that serve to explain how the Project Approach enables children to make better, more in-depth and accurate sense of their experiences and phenomena in their everyday environment • Includes descriptions of numerous projects implemented with children in a wide variety of settings to guide teachers through developing their own successful projects with children • Provides a comprehensively updated new edition of the well-known standard book on the Project Approach

Young Investigators

Author: Judy Harris Helm
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807756903
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This bestseller provides an introduction to the project approach with step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful investigations. The Third Edition has been expanded to include two new chaptersHow Projects Can Connect Children with Nature and Project Investigations as STEMand to assist teachers with younger children (toddlers) and older children (2nd grade).

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education

Author: Donna Couchenour
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506353185
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The general public often views early childhood education as either simply “babysitting” or as preparation for later learning. Of course, both viewpoints are simplistic. Deep understanding of child development, best educational practices based on development, emergent curriculum, cultural competence and applications of family systems are necessary for high-quality early education. Highly effective early childhood education is rare in that it requires collaboration and transitions among a variety of systems for children from birth through eight years of age. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education presents in three comprehensive volumes advanced research, accurate practical applications of research, historical foundations and key facts from the field of contemporary early childhood education. Through approximately 425 entries, this work includes all areas of child development – physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, aesthetic – as well as comprehensive review of best educational practices with young children, effective preparation for early childhood professionals and policy making practices, and addresses such questions as: · How is the field of early childhood education defined? · What are the roots of this field of study? · How is the history of early childhood education similar to yet different from the study of public education? · What are the major influences on understandings of best practices in early childhood education?

Engaging Children s Minds

Author: Lilian Katz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567505009
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents an introduction to the Project Approach to teaching children from preschool through the primary grades.

The Young Artist as Scientist

Author: Mary Jo Pollman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776505
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the first in-depth look at the important connections between the arts and science specifically for early childhood education (pre-K–3rd grade). Highlighting their many commonalities, such as the processes involved in creative problem solving, the author draws on what we can learn from Leonardo da Vinci as the supreme artist-scientist. Every chapter begins with a vignette of Leonardo and relates his thinking to the development of children’s ideas in the arts and STEM (STEAM). This fresh look at the interdisciplinary connections of the arts and science offers early childhood teachers and administrators a spectrum of tools for connecting the creative arts (art, movement, drama, and music) to the STEM movement, 21st-century skills, and developmentally appropriate practice. “A coherent, well-researched argument for replacing meaningless activities with engaging creative art and STEM experiences.” —From the Foreword by Judy Harris Helm, president, Best Practices, Inc. “Mary Jo understands the many connections between science and art, and her materials and resources foster creativity and science learning with ready-to-use activities.” —Carrie Lynne Draper, founder & executive director, Readiness Learning Associates “Woven throughout the book are historical perspectives, current research, critical concepts, and activity ideas that provide a rich rationale and immediate applicability to the classroom.” —Julie Bullard, University of Montana

The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action

Author: Margaret Edgington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761944195
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fully revised edition of the author's best selling book, this resource now includes an extended section on leadership, and managing the foundation stage.