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Early Childhood Curriculum Inquiry Learning Through Integration

ISBN-10: 0415828228
ISBN-13: 9780415828222
Edition: 2nd 2014 (Revised)
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/18/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Based on research that demonstrates the powerful advantages of integrating the curriculum while providing inquiry opportunities, The Early Childhood Curriculum shows how to make such an approach work for all children, preschool through the primary grades. The text demonstrates how to confidently teach using inquiry-based methods that address the whole child, while also meeting and exceeding academic standards. Offering a foundation in early childhood theory, philosophy, research, and development, the 2nd edition of this unique textbook helps future teachers, as well as current educators, understand the "why" of curriculum in early childhood and invests them with the skills they need to move from simply following a script to knowledgeably creating curricula on their own.Since each curricular subject has its own integrity, there is a chapter for each discipline, grounding the reader in the essentials of the subject in order to foster knowledgeable and effective integration. The 2nd edition of The Early Childhood Curriculum includes information on the most recent trends in national curriculum standards, particularly in regard to the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the Next Generation Science Standards. Coupled with this information are practical suggestions for meeting standards while still providing young learners with a truly child-centered educational experience. Chapters contain real-life vignettes that demonstrate inquiry and integration in practice. The entire text reflects the philosophy that the use of inquiry to seek and obtain information is one of the most valuable and powerful tools children can acquire along the way to becoming lifelong learners.

Preface
Inquiry Learning and Curriculum Integration
An Introduction to Curriculum Integration and Inquiry Learning
The Child-Centered Learning Environment
Assessment and Standards
Connecting Curricula Through Themes and Units
Inquiry-Based Learning
The Subject Areas
Language and Literacy
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Music, Dramatic Play, and Drama
Art
Movement and Physical Education
Concluding Thoughts
The "Why" of Inquiry Learning and Curriculum Integration

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