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Edwards Susan, May 20 2021
Literature Review

This paper reports the findings of an integrative review of the literature conducted to gain insight into the relationship between process quality, curriculum and pedagogy. Process quality attends to those aspect of early childhood education and…

Skouteris Helen, Edwards Susan, Morris Heather, Cox Rachael, Baur Louise, Wolfenden Luke, Huang Terry TK, August, 2017
Other
Peer Reviewed
Preschool children's interest in popular culture is linked to many determinants of obesity development including branded energy-dense foods and sedentary play using digital technologies. In addition, highly packaged foods and throwaway toys…
Edwards Susan, June, 2017
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Peer Reviewed
Play-based learning is a cornerstone of early childhood education provision. Play provides opportunities for young children to explore ideas, experiment with materials and express new understandings. Play can be solitary, quiet and reflective. Play…
Morris Heather, Skouteris Helen, Edwards Susan, Rutherford Leonie, Cutter-Mackenzie Amy, O'Connor Amanda, Mantilla Ana, Huang Terry TK, Lording Kate Marion, Williams-Smith Janet, November, 2016
Reports & Papers
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We sought to evaluate the feasibility of conducting a randomized trial to evaluate the efficacy of a preschool/kindergarten curriculum intervention designed to increase 4-year-old children's knowledge of healthy eating, active play and the…
Edwards Susan, Skouteris Helen, Cutter-Mackenzie Amy, Rutherford Leonie, O'Conner Mandy, Mantilla Ana, Morris Heather, Elliot Sue, January, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Early childhood educators currently provide content focused learning opportunities for children in the areas of well-being and environmental education. However, these are usually seen as discrete content areas and educators are challenged with…
Morris Heather, Skouteris Helen, Edwards Susan, Rutherford Leonie, August, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Partnering early childhood education and care (ECEC) and the home together may be more effective in combating obesogenic risk factors in preschool children. Thus, an evaluation of ECEC obesity prevention interventions with a parental component was…
Nuttall J. G. (Jocelyn Grace), Edwards Susan, Mantilla Ana, Grieshaber Susan, Wood Elizabeth, March, 2015
Reports & Papers
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Digital technologies are increasingly accepted as a viable aspect of early childhood curriculum. However, teacher uptake of digital technologies in early childhood education and their use with young children in play-based approaches to learning have…
Edwards Susan, Cutter-Mackenzie Amy, November, 2013
Reports & Papers
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Sustainability education is increasingly understood as necessary for young children. An important aspect of early childhood sustainability education is associated with how best to integrate the conceptual basis of sustainability education with…
Edwards Susan, Cutter-Mackenzie Amy, February 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of a teacher's beliefs about children's acquisition of content knowledge through different play-types, based on the experiences of one teacher's implementation of modeled play, open-ended play, and purposefully framed play in the context of…
Edwards Susan, Blaise Mindy, Hammer Marie, December, 2009
Reports & Papers
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An examination of early childhood teachers' understanding of multiage grouping from observations, informal interviews with children, photographic documentation, and focus groups over an eleven month period across three early childhood centers…
Cutter-Mackenzie Amy, Edwards Susan, Fleer Marilyn, 2009
Other
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An examination of the interplay between cognition and play as well as an examination of the beliefs and assumptions of two preschool teachers' views and practices of the nature of play and learning in two kindergartens located in separate…
Edwards Susan, February 2007
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A description of the process by which early childhood teachers in Australia generated changes in their teaching practices by reflecting on existing practices, modeling new frameworks, and sharing with colleagues, as prescribed in the Development…
Edwards Susan, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of how Australian early childhood educators? conceptions of developmental theory and constructivism influence their use of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) and Reggio Emilia methodology
Edwards Susan, 2005
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An expansion of the theoretical concept of constructivism, the idea that an individual's sense of reality is based upon personal and sociocultural experiences, within the context of early childhood education