Creating Effective Learning Environments, 4th Edition

Ingrid Crowther

Previously published by Nelson. By creating a strong balance between theoretical concepts and applied practice, Creating Effective Learning Environments takes early childhood curriculum development to the next level. This text helps readers see the curriculum from a child's perspective and understand how that perspective is linked to learning and theory. The centre of any curriculum is the child; this text begins not with general theories or applications that are suitable for many, but with each individual child. The theory and methodology of this text are integrated around the actual experiences of children, presented in a logical flow, and embracing current philosophies about integration, play, bias, and learning practices.

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Table of Contents for Creating Effective Learning Environments, 4th Edition

  • Front Matter
  • Chapter 1: Introduction To Play
  • Chapter 2: The Learning Environment
  • Chapter 3: Emergent Curriculum
  • Chapter 4: Sand Play
  • Chapter 5: Water Play
  • Chapter 6: Music
  • Chapter 7: Block Play
  • Chapter 8: Quiet Play
  • Chapter 9: Literacy Development
  • Chapter 10: Dramatic Play
  • Chapter 11: Creative Arts
  • Chapter 12: Manipulative Experiences
  • Chapter 13: Math and Science