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Embracing alternatives to homework in early childhood, research and pedagogies, Angela Eckhoff

"Providing readers with a robust, practical understanding of how young children build knowledge, this book offers a critical examination of the ways traditional homework fails young children, and how alternatives can better build collaborative engagement with families while supporting learning across all content areas. Grounded in culturally relevant practices, the first section breaks down the pedagogies that support deep learning, while later chapters emphasize the role of critical and creative thinking, project-based learning, and student choice in the development of engaging, personally relevant home learning experiences. Embracing Alternatives to Homework in Early Childhood is a critical text for anyone seeking to reimagine homework practices as both equitable and agency-building in PreK-3"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- Understanding the Social, Cultural, and Familial Contexts Influencing Development -- Recognizing How Young Children Come to Understand and How Traditional Homework Practices Fail Them -- Drawing Upon Community Resources to Support Learning Outside the Classroom -- Building and Strengthening Student Understandings -- Extending Learning Opportunities for Engagement and Reflection Through Project Work -- Learning by Design: Early Engineering and Tinkering -- Promoting Choice-Making and Children's Agency -- Connecting Critical and Multiliteracies to Family, Home, and Communities -- Advocating for Supportive Homework Practices for Young Learners -- Concluding Thoughts
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (141 pages)
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