Early Childhood Curriculum: Planning, assessment and implementation (3rd Edn)


By Claire McLachlan, Marilyn Fleer and Susan Edwards

  • Includes up-to-date coverage of and links to national curriculum documents, including the Early Years Learning Framework and Te Whāriki.
  • Explores specific domain areas including STEM, literacy, language and multi-literacies, the arts, and health and wellbeing in the context of early childhood and early primary education.
  • Features a revised and updated suite of pedagogical features and website materials to support learning and teaching.

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The third edition of Early Childhood Curriculum provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to curriculum theories and approaches in early childhood and early primary settings. Drawing on a cultural-historical framework for education, the text explores a variety of approaches to learning and teaching and equips readers with the tools to effectively plan, design and implement curriculum strategies. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition features up-to-date coverage of national curriculum documents, including the Early Years Learning Framework and Te Whāriki, and expanded content on play-based curriculum, assessment and documentation. Key domain areas of the curriculum are explored in depth and have been revised to include updated discussions of environmental factors, digital knowledge and multiliteracies. Each chapter is enriched with learning intentions, definitions of key terms, reflection points, links to current curriculum documents and illustrative case studies to help readers connect theory to practice.


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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 25 × 18 × 2 cm







Cambridge University Press

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