Total Learning : Developmental Curriculum for the Young Child
'Total Learning' advocates constructing curriculum based on the emerging interests within a practical, flexible, thoughtful, teacher-made plan. The text advocates curriculum that is age-appropriate, nourished by play, and intended to encourage children to become independent, creative, thoughtful people.
- Paperback | 520 pages
- 190.5 x 235 x 19.1mm | 784.73g
- 14 Oct 2003
- Pearson Education Limited
- Harlow, United Kingdom
- 6th Revised edition
Table of contents
I. BUILDING A SECURE FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING 1. The Purpose of Curriculum. 2. Including the Families in the Life of the School. 3. Play: The Integrative Force in Learning. II. PLANNING FOR TOTAL LEARNING. 4. Designing the Supportive Environment. 5. Planning for Total Learning: Creating Supportive Curriculum Plans and Schedules. 6. Getting to Know the Children by Keeping Track of What They're Learning. 7. Planning with Individual Children in Mind: Using Behavioral Objectives in the Preschool. III. HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN RELISH LIFE AND DEVELOP HEALTHY BODIES. 8. Keeping Children Safe and Well Fed. 9. Developing Physical Competence. 10. Helping Children Understand and Value Life. IV. FOSTERING EMOTIONAL HEALTH IN YOUNG CHILDREN. 11. Achieving Emotional Competence. V. DEVELOPING SOCIAL COMPETENCE AND HEALTHY SELF-IDENTITIES. 12. Getting Along Together: Achieving Competence in Interpersonal Relations. 13.Who Am I? Who Are You? Coming to Terms with Multicultural, Gender, and Disability Issues. VI. ENCOURAGING CHILDREN TO BE CREATIVE. 14. Freeing Children to Be Creative. VII. FOSTERING THE USE OF LANGUAGE. 15. Developing Verbal Competence. 16. Taking the First Steps on the Road to Reading. VIII. HELPING CHILDREN LEARN TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES. 17. Helping Children Learn to Think for Themselves: Using the Emergent Approach. 18. Building for Future Academic Competence: Developing Mid-Level Mental Abilities. Appendices. References. Author Index. Subject Index.