Frameworks for learning and development (4th ed)


By Karen Kearns

The bestselling and award-winning Working in Early Childhood Education and Care Series has been developed to assist students in gaining the skills and knowledge required to achieve a vocational Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. It reflects the key components of the National Quality Framework (NQF) for Children’s Services as they relate to curriculum and pedagogical practices in early childhood settings.

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  • End of chapter Q & A — ideal for class discussion and provide an opportunity for trainers to assess students understanding and application of content
  • Scenarios throughout the text – these provide practical examples, explore common issues and problems and enable students to link theory to practice
  • NEW to this edition resources for instructor’s support include testbank, additional cases, competency based activity sheets; provide homework setting options and more scenarios for students. NEW intermediate mapping grid included on instructor companion site to demonstrate the texts correlation with the competencies.
  • NEW to this edition for students – student companion website – CourseMate Express with interactive labelling activities, online research activities, quizzes, provide extension activities beyond the classroom.

About the author

Karen Kearns M. Ed. (EC), B. Ed. (EC), Grad. Dip. Ed. (Spec. Ed) Dip. Teach (EC), Cert. IV Training and Assessment. Karen is an early childhood professional and CEO of International Child Care college. Karen believes that being an educator/teacher in early childhood settings is both challenging and rewarding. A long-time advocate for educators, Karen is passionate about the importance of supporting educators in their critical role with young children and families.

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Weight 1.27 kg
Dimensions 27.5 × 21 × 2.5 cm







Cengage Learning Australia

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