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Philosophy & Social Aspects

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  • The School

    The ups and downs of one year in the classroom

    One teacher. One school. One year.Brendan James Murray has been a high school teacher for more than ten years. In that time he has seen hundreds of kids move through the same hallways and classrooms - boisterous, angry, shy, big-hearted, awkward - all of them on the journey to adulthood.In The School, he paints an astonishingly vivid portrait of a single school year, perfectly capturing the highs ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $14.99 AUD

  • Bringing the Reggio Approach to your Early Years Practice

    series Bringing ... to your Early Years Practice
    Have you ever wondered what the Reggio Approach is all about, why it works, and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?The book describes how educators in Reggio Emilia work with young children, and looks at the connections between the Reggio Approach and the revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework. It provides practical examples involving children of different ... Read more

    $31.89 AUD

  • The Freedom Writers Diary (20th Anniversary Edition)

    How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic story of an incredible group of students and the teacher who inspired them, featuring updates on the students’ lives, new journal entries, and an introduction by Erin GruwellNow a public television documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the HeartIn 1994, an idealistic first-year teacher in Long Beach, California, ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • The Coddling of the American Mind

    How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

    **'Excellent, their advice is sound . . . liberal parents, in particular, should read it' *Financial TimesThe New York Times* bestsellerWhat doesn't kill you makes you weakerAlways trust your feelingsLife is a battle between good people and evil people**These three Great Untruths contradict basic psychological principles about well-being, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. And yet they ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 67 Moral Panic 101

    Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal

    by Benjamin Law ...
    series Quarterly Essay #67
    Are Australian schools safe? And if they’re not, what happens when kids are caught in a bleak collision between ill-equipped teachers and a confected scandal?In 2016, the Safe Schools program became the focus of an ideological firestorm. In Moral Panic 101, Benjamin Law explores how and why this happened. He weaves a subtle, gripping account of schools today, sexuality, teenagers, new ideas of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Road to Character

    by David Brooks ...
    In The Road to Character David Brooks, best-selling author of The Social Animal and New York Times columnist, explains why selflessness leads to greater successYou could say there are two kinds of virtues in the world, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues. The résumé virtues are the ones you list on your CV, the skills that contribute to external success. The eulogy virtues are deeper. They ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Making Humanities and Social Sciences Come Alive

    Early Years and Primary Education

    Humanities and Social Science (HASS) education is integral in the development of active and informed citizens, and encourages learners to think critically, solve problems and adapt to change. Making Humanities and Social Sciences Come Alive: Early Years and Primary Education prepares pre-service educators to become high quality HASS educators who can unlock the potential of all students. Closely ... Read more

    $60.82 AUD

  • The Art of Growing Up

    by John Marsden ...
    When I hear parents say 'I want my children to enjoy their childhood; there'll be time when they're older to learn about those things', I hear the voices of those who are scared of the vastness of the universe. These adults have a view of childhood as some kind of discrete interval, rather than just a few years from the continuum of life. How fortunate that the spirit, courage and curiosity of ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Technologies for Children

    by Marilyn Fleer ...
    Technologies for Children presents a comprehensive array of contextual examples for teaching design and technology to children from birth to twelve years. Aligning with the Australian Curriculum - Technologies, this book focuses predominantly on design technologies, with special reference to digital technologies. It provides both theory and practical ideas for teaching infants, toddlers, ... Read more

    $58.95 AUD

  • How Children Succeed

    by Paul Tough ...
    Why character, confidence, and curiosity are more important to your child’s success than academic results. The New York Times bestseller. For all fans of Oliver James or Steve Biddulph’s Raising Boys, Raising Girls, and The Complete Secrets of Happy Children.In a world where academic success can seem all-important in deciding our children’s success in adult life, Paul Tough sees things very ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

    This book provides pre-service and practising teachers with an integrated approach to language and literacy learning in early childhood. Written by leading academics in the field, it explores how children learn to talk, play using language, become literate and make meaning - from birth through to the pre-school years. Emphasising the importance of imagination and the arts in language learning, ... Read more

    $54.22 AUD

  • Beautiful Failures

    by Lucy Clark ...
    I want to tell you a story about my daughter, my beautiful failure. Every day of her high school life was a struggle. She woke up in the morning and the thought of going to school was like an enormous mountain to climb.'Nothing will ever be as easy as your school years,' well-meaning adults told her, but I knew for my daughter, and for many kids who have struggled as square pegs trying to make ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Last Child in the Woods

    Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

    by Richard Louv ...
    This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original.'A cri de coeur for our children' GuardianCamping in the garden, riding bikes through the ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Teaching Yoga

    Essential Foundations and Techniques

    by Mark Stephens ...
    Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga ... Read more

    $29.91 AUD

  • Spelling It Out

    How Words Work and How to Teach Them

    by Misty Adoniou ...
    Spelling can be a source of anxiety for school children and working professionals alike. Yet the spelling of words in English is not as random or chaotic as it is often perceived to be; rather, it is a system based on both meaning and a fascinating linguistic history. Misty Adoniou's public articles on the processes of teaching and learning spelling have garnered an overwhelming response from ... Read more

    $29.03 AUD

  • Science in Early Childhood

    Science education is crucial to young children's discovery and understanding of the world around them. This third edition of Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated to include the most current research, bringing together an author team of respected science education researchers from across Australia. New chapters address changing priorities in early childhood science education, ... Read more

    $56.09 AUD

  • Science in Early Childhood

    Science education in the early years is vital to assist young children to come to know and understand the world around them. In this second edition, Science in Early Childhood has been substantially updated and revised to include comprehensive coverage of the birth-to-eight age group. Drawing on the most up-to-date research, this edition presents current issues and debates relevant to pre-service ... Read more

    $54.22 AUD

  • Making Sense of Mass Education

    by Gordon Tait ...
    Making Sense of Mass Education provides an engaging and accessible analysis of traditional issues associated with mass education. The book challenges preconceptions about social class, gender and ethnicity discrimination; highlights the interplay between technology, media, popular culture and schooling; and inspects the relevance of ethics and philosophy in the modern classroom. The third edition ... Read more

    $57.96 AUD

  • Play in the Early Years

    by Marilyn Fleer ...
    The second edition of Play in the Early Years provides a comprehensive introduction to pedagogy and play in early years education settings. Drawing on classical and contemporary theories, this text examines social, cultural and institutional approaches to play, and explores a range of strategies for successfully integrating play into classrooms. Thoroughly revised to include the latest methods and ... Read more

    $60.82 AUD

  • The Absorbent Mind

    Maria Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational method is in use today in public and private schools throughout the world. In 1947 she returned to India and gave courses in Adyar and Ahmedabad. These courses led to the book The Absorbent Mind, in which Montessori described ... Read more

    $2.98 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • What is Anthroposophy?

    This is one of those books that can change your life. Radical, thought-provoking, and indeed mind-boggling, it leads to a completely new way of looking at what it means to be human - a spiritual being in a universe that itself is not just physical, but psychic and spiritual as well. These three previously untranslated lectures are a masterly introduction to what Rudolf Steiner means by ... Read more

    $7.47 AUD

  • Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices

    Understanding Sociological Theory for Educational Practices introduces readers to the contemporary classroom through the lens of sociological theory. By compelling readers to think critically and reflexively this book helps future teachers create a welcoming and equitable learning environment for all students. This edition has been updated to include the latest research and resources, including ... Read more

    $56.09 AUD

  • Montessori Today

    A Comprehensive Approach to Education from Birth to Adulthood

    Paula Lillard, director of a Montessori school ranging in age from 18 months to fifteen years, provides a clear and cogent introduction to the Montessori program for the elementary and later years. In detailed accounts, Lillard shows how children acquire the skills to answer their own questions, learn to manage freedom with responsibility, and maintain a high level of intellectual stimulation by ... Read more

    $16.60 AUD

  • Weapons Of Mass Instruction

    John Taylor Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction, now available in paperback, focuses on mechanisms of traditional education which cripple imagination, discourage critical thinking, and create a false view of learning as a byproduct of rote-memorization drills. Gatto's earlier book, Dumbing Us Down, introduced the now-famous expression of the title into the common vernacular. Weapons of Mass ... Read more

    $20.34 AUD