Empowering Children: Play-based Curriculum For Lifelong Learning by Dale ShipleyEmpowering Children: Play-based Curriculum For Lifelong Learning by Dale Shipley

Empowering Children: Play-based Curriculum For Lifelong Learning

byDale Shipley

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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This Canadian text covers developmentally appropriate curriculum in all developmental domains - physical, cognitive, affective - for children from ages two to six years. Designed to help students and practitioners formulate an approach to developmental curriculum planning and implementation, this text uses play-based methods as the medium for learning. The pedagogy builds on strategically planned learning centres (e.g., the daily living centre, the active role play centre, the quiet thinking centre) to provide an experimental context for learning through play. The textbook leads students through the steps involved in planning learning environments and curriculum that capitalize on play to facilitate children's achievement of explicit developmental outcomes that are the foundation of learning success in school and throughout life.
Dale Shipley, Ed.D., was Director of the School of Early Childhood Education at Ryerson University, Toronto, from 2001 to 2006. Dale has had a varied career in the education sector, beginning as a teacher in the high schools of Ontario and England, and continuing for thirteen years as a professor in the early childhood education progra...
Title:Empowering Children: Play-based Curriculum For Lifelong LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10.81 × 8.31 × 0.75 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0176502238

ISBN - 13:9780176502232


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Textbook this book was a mandatory textbook for my ECE program, and luckily it was cheaper here than anywhere else
Date published: 2017-12-05

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Early Childhood Education for a Creative SocietyChapter 2: History of Play and Play TheoryChapter 3: Children Learn Through PlayChapter 4: Issues Related to Play, Development, and LearningChapter 5: Creating a Climate for Play and LearningChapter 6: Play Materials, Equipment, and SuppliesChapter 7: Planning Space and Learning CentresChapter 8: Curriculum Foundations and Models for Early Childhood EducationChapter 9: Developing Curriculum FrameworkChapter 10: Activity PlanningChapter 11: Symbolic PlayChapter 12: The Daily Living CentreChapter 13: The Active Role Play CentreChapter 14: Music and Movement in the Active Role Play CentreChapter 15: The Quiet Thinking Centre: Learning-to-LearnChapter 16: The Quiet Thinking Centre: Language, Early Literacy, and ReadingChapter 17: The Quiet Thinking Centre: Logical ConceptsChapter 18: The Project CentreChapter 19: The Creative Arts CentreChapter 20: The Unit Blocks CentreChapter 21: The Science Discovery CentreChapter 22: Outdoor Play - Playgrounds for LearningChapter 23: Putting Early Childhood Education Philosophy into Practice