The Big Picture


By Karen Kearns

The Big Picture, 5th ed examines the personal and professional skills needed to be an early childhood educator. It gives you a practical introduction to working in a children’s service environment and helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

This text supports training delivery in CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will be introduced to the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics and the challenges you may face when working with families and children. The author also emphasises the importance of knowing the traditional areas of early education and development and links them to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS).

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Winner – 2017 Australian Publishers Association EPAA Teaching and Learning Resource, TAFE & Vocational Education

The judges said:
“A wide range of pedagogical elements encourage students to reflect on their learning and consider the connection between real-world theory and context. Perfectly designed to engage the early childhood market, with strong links to industry standards to support the transition to practice. Alive, bright and fun – all you would expect of a resource in this market.”

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 0.99 kg
Dimensions 27.5 × 21 × 2.5 cm







Cengage Learning Australia

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