Rethinking Learning in Early Childhood Education
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Rethinking Learning in Early Childhood Education by Nicola Yelland
Book Description"I think a real strength of the book is the use of the case studies to ground the points made and to offer in-depth insights into practice." Jackie Marsh, University of Sheffield, UK This exciting book considers the nature of young children's lives and how this can, and should, inform early childhood education in practical ways. It examines: What is it like for young children to learn in the 21st century? How can we link this to new and innovative ways of providing relevant and engaging learning contexts for young children? What it means to be multiliterate in the 21st centuryThe book explores how learning and engagement with ideas can be extended through the use of new technologies, describing how information and communications technologies enable young people to extend the boundaries of their learning and social interactions. These experiences have important implications for formal learning environments and the nature of the curriculum, including bold new approaches to teaching and learning which offer opportunities for children to investigate in new ways. This book provides examples of the ways in which early childhood teachers have extended opportunities for new types of learning for children by creating contexts in which they are able to explore and represent their ideas and thinking in multimodal formats using new technologies. This book represents a research-based discussion for rethinking learning in the 21st century and includes various case studies and scenarios to enable students and practising teachers to try out new ideas. Finally, it considers new ways of thinking about children's learning by creating a multiliteracies portrait, pedagogies and pathways profile that enables teachers to build on their strengths to plan for effective learning outcomes. Rethinking Learning in Early Childhood Education is key reading for students on Early Years courses or Primary Education pre-service teacher education programmes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335228829
(91mm x 60mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicola Yelland
Early Mathematical Explorations, Paperback (January 2014)
Early Mathematical Explorations shows readers how to provide young children with rich mathematical learning environments and experiences.
Contemporary Perspectives on Early Childhood Education, Paperback (March 2010)
This book considers and interrogates a range of new and critical issues in contemporary early childhood education.
Shift to the Future, Paperback (November 2006)
Technologies are dramatically changing early childhood education in the twenty-first century, as well as the face of childhood itself. This book provides young children with a myriad of possible activities and explorations. It looks at how we can explain and understand the nature of these differences and explore their implication for education.
Critical Issues in Early Childhood Education, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Nicola Yelland
This book challenges long-established beliefs about early childhood education. It offers readers the opportunity to think about the aspects of their profession that are fundamental to providing effective and equitable educational opportunities for young children in the 21st century.
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Author Biography - Nicola Yelland
Nicola Yelland is Professor of Education in the School of Education at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Libby Lee is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Maureen O'Rourke is Executive Director of EdPartnerships International and has taught in higher education, pre-school, primary, secondary and specialist schools. Cathie Harrison is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia.
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