Intentional Teaching – Second Edition


Promoting purposeful practice in early childhood

Ann Houghton

The second edition of Intentional Teaching is crafted to align with the Early Years Learning Framework V2.0 (EYLF). This book encourages educators to reflect deeply on the concept of intentional teaching in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings and illustrates how intentional teaching practices can effectively support children’s learning outcomes.

The book aims to:

  • Highlight the importance of intentional teaching in achieving learning outcomes.
  • Provide real-life examples of intentional teaching in action.
  • Support educators in planning and implementing intentional practices that are meaningful and effective.

Intentional Teaching serves as a comprehensive guide for early childhood educators seeking to enhance their practice through intentionality, ensuring that their teaching strategies are purposeful and aligned with the EYLF principles and practices.


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Anne Houghton

Anne Houghton’s 38 years in early childhood education include diverse roles and experiences. She worked as a kindergarten teacher for 32 years, then held various roles at Gowrie Victoria. These included working as a Kindergarten Cluster Management Coordinator, an Early Childhood Consultant in Resources and Advice, Trainer and Assessor of Diploma and Certificate 3 in Children’s Services and Professional Development Presenter.
Anne is also a published author of There Stood Our Dog, a children’s story book, illustrated by Craig Smith and co-author of three publications titled Engaging Families in your Early Childhood Services, Learning Environments: Inspiring Spaces, and Visible Learning in Family Day Care, funded through the Community Childcare Association of Victoria. Anne has had inspiring experiences presenting at conferences in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Japan and Malaysia. She has also worked as a casual research assistant in mentoring projects with the Bastow Institute and the University of Melbourne.

Anne now works as a sessional lecturer in the School of Education at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) and as a presenter for Play Australia.

Additional Information
Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 297 × 210 × 7 cm