The Big Picture with Student Resource Access 12 Months
The Big Picture, 4e is written to support training delivery in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. It provides students with a practical introduction to working in a children’s service environment, whilst helping to bridge the gap between theory and best practice. It is designed to address the relevant units of competency in a holistic and integrated way while covering the skills and knowledge students need to be deemed competent in this qualification. The text also examines the personal and professional skills needed to be an effective early childhood educator.
Students are introduced to the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the challenges faced by educators when working with families and children. In addition, Kearn’s emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of early education and development, and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS). The Big Picture, 4e is a highly visual and engaging text for students, or anyone wanting to undertake study in Early Childhood Education and Care.
New to this Edition
Updated throughout with the latest research, content, trends and industry benchmarks
Now covers units CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety and CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
New and revised tables, images and artwork to further enhance student comprehension
Content links back to Standards and Elements of the National Quality Standards
New Scenario boxes help students reflect upon certain situations and how they would handle them in a real world environment
New Consider This boxes cover topics student’s should consider in certain situations
New In Practice boxes show link between theoretical concepts and how it applies in a child care setting
New Course Mate Express for the student, including additional activities, student quizzes, flashcards, cases and more
Robust Instructor Support resources including detailed mapping to competency, in-text solutions, test bank, customisable PowerPoint slides and more
Birth to Big School with Student Resource Access 12 Months
Birth to Big School is designed to support the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in a holistic and integrated way while addressing the relevant units of the Training Package. The text emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional domains of development and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS) by using down-to-earth practical examples. Questions enable students to check their understanding of the content and provide a reference point to the NQS.
New to this Edition
Key terms in bold
New Consider This boxes on key physical development factors, and subjects such as “W sitting” and “toe walking”
Additional material, requested by market, on social theory such as 'Albert Bandura and social learning theory' and 'Erik Erikson's lifespan theory'
New In Practice boxes on subjects such as identifing emotional and behavioural problems
Expanded discussion of developmentally and culturally appropriate practices
Extensive revision of chapter 6 New material on 'Heuristic play'; Expanded discussion of 'Visual art experiences'; New section on 'Risky play'; New sections on 'STEM,' 'Technology' and 'Engineering'; Discussion of 'provocations' and updated information on'projects and collections'; New section on 'Small world play'; Reworked section on 'Play that supports emergent literacy'
In chapter 7 New sections oncapturing the children's learning through 'Videos,' 'Photographs' and 'The child's voice'; New material on 'The daily program'
New student and instructor resources – for the instructor NEW – additional cases with extension activities on SSO as well as PowerPoints, Testbank and mapping; for the student – NEW CourseMate Express with revision quizzes, competency based activity sheets, online research activities
New section on 'Emergent literacy' 'Literacy for babies and toddlers' as well as Revised and updated discussion of 'Play that supports emergent literacy'