Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age Eight (3e) : 9780134014555

Creating Environments for Learning: Birth to Age Eight (3e)

Bullard
 
Edition
 
3
ISBN
 
9780134014555
ISBN 10
 
0134014553
Published
 
07/01/2016
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
512
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$140.99
 
 
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$60.00
 
 
Description

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For courses in Environments in Early Childhood Education, Curriculum in Early Childhood Education, and Early Childhood Curriculum.

  

Information and examples, plus environmental and curricular possibilities, for designing environments that help children achieve national and state standards through a play based curriculum

In this easy-to-read resource, pre- and in-service teachers get practical help for designing play-based environments that ensure effective teaching and learning while meeting national and state standards. The book presents basic information and environmental and curricular possibilities through numerous examples, photos, and videos that demonstrate early childhood theories, child development, current research, and curriculum standards and outcomes in action. It emphasizes the importance of considering multiple aspects including the standards and children’s interests, developmental levels, and cultural and geographic backgrounds. The new edition includes expanded information on diversity, early childhood learning theories, working in K- through third-grade settings, and 21st century learning initiatives that allow students to be better prepared for early childhood settings. The most current information on research, curriculum standards, and play-based learning, plus numerous examples and over 140 color photos make this resource practical, interesting, and understandable for future and practicing teachers in family childcare homes, childcare centers, preschools, and elementary schools.

 

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Table of contents

Brief Contents

            1          Understanding the Importance of the Environment 

            2          Establishing an Emotionally Supportive and Equitable Environment 

            3          Establishing a Context for Learning: Designing Schedules, Transitions, and Routines 

            4          Planning a Play-Based Curriculum 

            5          Arranging an Effective Environment 

            6          Design Considerations 

            7          Developing Dramatic Play Centers 

            8          Developing Manipulative and Sensory Centers 

            9          Developing Block and Building Centers 

            10         Developing Literacy Centers 

            11         Developing Science Centers 

            12         Developing Math Centers 

            13         Developing Visual Art Centers 

            14         Developing Music and Dance Centers 

            15         Integrating Technology 

            16         Special-Interest Centers 

            17         Creating Outdoor Environments 

            18         Creating Spaces for Families and Teachers 

            19         Meeting Environmental Challenges 

 

References 

Index 

New to this edition

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  • Embedded videos. Enrich the experience with the text by allowing readers to see real teachers in real classrooms, sharing their insights. (See pages 16, 28, and 88 for examples.)
  • Check Your Understanding of chapter content. Embedded assessments with feedback at the end of each major heading allow students to continually assess their understanding of chapter content and concepts. (See pages 16, 273, and 424 for examples.)
  • End of Chapter Self-Check. A multiple-choice format Chapter Quiz with objective feedback to their responses lets students assess their overall understanding of chapter concepts. (See pages 22, 292, and 428 for examples.)

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Key content changes include:

  • Additional sections on meeting the needs of K-3 children were added to many chapters to help students understand how this philosophy applies to children in elementary schools.
  • Updated research includes 20 percent new citations and 180 new research references.
  • 36 new or updated figures and tables call attention to timely, important information. (For example, a new figure on strategies for working with dual language learners helps students meet the needs of this increasingly present group.)
  • Additional emphasis on the Common Core State Standards and new curriculum standards has been added. For example, new national standards on the arts were incorporated into the music and art chapters, and dance was added to the music chapter.
  • A fresh, up-to-date look at technology includes an updated chapter on technology and the integration of technology resources throughout the text to show how role of technology in the learning process and to help students understand how to use it effectively.
  • Create Your Own sections in most chapters provide photos and directions for creating inexpensive, durable, age-appropriate, hands-on teaching tools that are rich in play value. For example, Create Your Own Ball Roll uses empty water bottles and magnetic tape and an auto magnetic drip pan to allow children to experiment with different patterns as they arrange the ball rolls.
  • A pop-up Glossary allows students to easily check or clarify the meaning of terms they encounter in the text.
Features & benefits

Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText
The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features:

  • Embedded videos. Enrich the experience with the text by allowing readers to see real teachers in real classrooms, sharing their insights. (See pages 16, 28, and 88 for examples.)
  • Check Your Understanding of chapter content. Embedded assessments with feedback at the end of each major heading allow students to continually assess their understanding of chapter content and concepts. (See pages 16, 273, and 424 for examples.)
  • End of Chapter Self-Check. A multiple-choice format Chapter Quiz with objective feedback to their responses lets students assess their overall understanding of chapter concepts. (See pages 22, 292, and 428 for examples.)

Instructors, visit pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks/ted to register for your digital examination copy. Students, register for or purchase your eText at pearsonhighered.com/etextbooks/ted.

 

Additional text benefits include:

  • Learning is enhanced through a user-friendly presentation and a number of helpful features, including:
    • Ideas and concepts are applied to real life situations and have meaning for classrooms and students.
      • Examples/scenarios of concepts in action begin each chapter and are embedded throughout the text.
      • Over 140 color photos further illustrate the principles.
      • Over 900 relevant citations bring students up to date on the latest research in the field.
    • The latest national standards are covered in ways that show students how they can be embedded into a play-based environment.
    • Information on diversity familiarizes students with ways to deal effectively with the many different learners in today’s classrooms.
  • Inclusive coverage spans the entire early childhood age group, from birth to age eight, and looks at a wide range of settings, including:
    • Family childcare.
    • Infant-toddler programs.
    • Preschool programs.
    • After school programs.
    • Elementary school programs.
  • Developmental progressions such as block building, art, and writing are written about and illustrated throughout the text.
  • NEW! A pop-up Glossary that allows students to easily check or clarify the meaning of terms they encounter in the text.

 

Author biography

Julie Bullard is a professor and director of the Early Childhood Education program at the University of Montana Western. During her 35 years in the early childhood field she has been a preschool and elementary teacher, childcare director, Head Start administrator, and has taught adults receiving CDAs, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees in early childhood as well as students receiving master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction. Julie has taught higher education coursework both face-to-face and online for over 20 years and was named the Carnegie Professor of the Year for Montana in 2011.

 

Julie has had a passion for the importance of the early learning environment since completing coursework in architecture more than 30 years ago. She also has a special interest in curricular standards and has served on several state and national committees that are working on developing and implementing standards using play-based curriculum. She has served on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Professional Development Panel, as a national reviewer of early childhood higher education programs, and on an oversight committee for NAEYC/NCATE accreditation. Julie served on an NAEYC committee to revise the national early childhood higher education standards. She is on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Board of Examiners (NCATE BOE) and on the editorial board for the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. She has been involved in the development of the Montana early childhood knowledge base, infant—toddler guidelines, preschool guidelines, kindergarten standards, and early childhood and elementary higher education standards. Julie received her doctorate from Montana State University.

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