Technologies for Children with VitalSource, 2e

Marilyn Fleer

Technologies for Children explores how traditional technologies can be repurposed and re-imagined in educational environments to engage students in interactive and authentic ways. Closely aligned with both the Australian Curriculum: Technologies and the Early Years Learning Framework, it covers theory and provides practical ideas for teaching infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and primary school children. Each chapter focuses on different aspects of technologies education, such as engineering principles and systems, food and fibre, creativity in design, and preferred futures. Fully updated, the text features critical exploration of research in the field. Student learning is supported throughout by research activities and real-world example. The new edition is an indispensable resource for both pre-service teachers and practitioners. Drawing on over twenty-five years of experience, Marilyn Fleer presents clear approaches that are readily applicable in the classroom and equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge for teaching design and technology education in Australia.

Each chapter includes case studies drawn from real-life experience in early years and primary learning contexts

Presents innovative, engaging and student-centred approaches to integrating technologies in the classroom

This edition contains VitalSource integrated in the ebook format which includes interactive, media-based activities, downloadable templates for classroom use and weblinks

Paperback & ebook

Marilyn Fleer, Monash University

Marilyn Fleer is an Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, Foundation Chair of Early Childhood Education and Development in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Victoria, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education at the University of Oxford.

Cambridge University Press

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Technologies for Children with VitalSource, 2e
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