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Lewis, Rebecca; Fleer, Marilyn; Hammer, Marie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This study investigated the practice of two early-childhood educators and their interactions with 24 children (mean age 5.2 years) in an inner-suburban Australian preschool setting. The study specifically examined the nature of how educators 'intentionally teach' concepts to young children in a child-centred programme. Six hours of educator-child…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning
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White, Antoinette D.; Fleer, Marilyn – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Educational change is dependent on the practices and perceptions of educators. Yet efforts to sustain teacher's adoption and implementation of reform packages often deteriorate over time. Monitoring educators' engagement across the reform process, and making adaptions to reflect key findings, is central to successful implementation. This…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Fleer, Marilyn; Hoban, Garry – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Increased national and international attention towards early childhood education has resulted in the development of an Australian "Early Years Learning Framework" (EYLF) called "Belonging, Being and Becoming" (DEEWR, 2009) for realising agreed practice, principles and outcomes. The EYLF highlights the importance of educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animation, Foreign Countries, Video Technology
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Fleer, Marilyn – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Many countries around the world have in place national early childhood curriculum documents for supporting educators, including Australia. It is timely for the field of early childhood education to consider the contemporary experiences of children from the twenty-first century in relation to how early childhood curriculum is framed. For instance,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Development