Principles and Practice for Driving the EYLF - 2nd edn Cover

Principles and Practice for Driving the EYLF - 2nd edn

Explore the five principles and its key features

This second edition of Principles and Practice for Driving the EYLF explores the five principles and clearly explains each of the EYLF principles and its key features. The chapters, addressing each aspect of practice, explain what the practice involves, why it is important, and how it can be implemented. Every chapter concludes with some questions for reflection to stimulate discussion with colleagues or self-reflection.

Ages: 0-6 | Pages: 92 | Code: TS0313 | ISBN: 9781925145441

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Kay Margetts

Kay is currently an Honorary Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has a strong background in early childhood development, learning and teaching both as a practitioner and as an academic. Her main areas of research are transition and adjustment to school, accompanied by a strong record of publications. Kay is regularly engaged in knowledge exchange activities with the education sector including teachers, educators and parents.
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Bridie Raban

Bridie Raban is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.




Why is this book necessary?6
Ideas for using this book6
For reflection6
Belonging, being and becoming – a vision for children’s learning8
Maximising potential and developing foundations for the future9
What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child?10
What is the Melbourne Declaration on Education Goals for Young Australians?12
What is the Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics?12
For reflection12
Principle 1: Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships14
What are secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships?14
Key features15
For reflection17
Principle 2: Partnerships18
What are partnerships?18
Key features19
For reflection21
Principle 3: High expectations and equity22
What is meant by high expectations and equity?22
Key features23
For reflection25
Principle 4: Respect for diversity26
What is respect for diversity?26
Key features27
For reflection28
Principle 5: Ongoing learning and reflective practice29
What is ongoing learning and reflective practice?29
Key features30
Practical and critical approaches to reflection32
For reflection33