How Children Learn - Book 3

Contemporary Thinking and Theorists

Author: Linda Pound

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 86

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This book summarises the ideas of educational theorists and psychologists of the last 60 years, from Elinor Goldschmied to Tina Bruce. It also looks at the important contemporary issues in early years education, from whether boys and girls learn differently to the role of the community in the early years setting.

What Children Learn in the Classroom

A Parents' Guide to Primary Education in England

Author: Kate Stewart

Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Education, Elementary

Page: 120

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A user-friendly, at-a-glance guide for parents to what their children are taught at primary school. It gives a brief description of the more modern teaching methods so that parents can gain a familiarity with, and an understanding of, the processes that their child will go through in primary school. Covers the development of numeracy, literacy and the wider curriculum from when children enter school in Reception at age 4, through Key Stages 1 and 2 until the move to secondary school at age 11. Also provides a wealth of ways to support children at home.

How Children Learn Science

Conceptual Development & Implications for Teaching

Author: Ronald G. Good

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Cognition in children

Page: 337

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Children’s Learning in Early Childhood

Learning Theories in Practice 0-7 Years

Author: Sean MacBlain

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 115

Everything you need to know about Learning Theories in Early Childhood practice. This book explores the key theorists and theories that form the foundation of learning and development in early childhood. Building your own understanding and knowledge of children’s learning, it then helps you develop the skills of translating theory into practice. How does this book support you? · The structure of the book mirrors your student learning journey, to compliment your course and seminar reading. · Parts 1 and 2 help you develop your reflective and analytical skills through critical questions, photographs and discussion points. · Part 3 gives real life case studies to help you understand how the theories can be practically applied in settings to improve your own practice.

Improving Children's Learning

Effective Teaching in the Primary School

Author: Joan Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 998

How can teachers improve what they do in the primary classroom? Which teaching methods will help you and your pupils to perform effectively? These are the questions that every teacher will be asking him or herself in today's climate of targets and tables. Much research over recent years has focused on the role of the teacher and how effective classroom practice is achieved. The book discusses many areas of topical importance including: teaching methods motivating learners and matching work to children how to structure children's learning classroom control and organisation teaching literacy teaching children with special education needs working with parents. It also looks at the increasing role of the teacher as a researcher and how colloborative practices are providing a way for teaches to appraise both their own progress and that of their colleagues. This book should be of particular interest to the classroom teacher who is looking for ways to develop his or her teaching but has limited time to explore the research. It sets out to translate the findings of research into practical terms which teachers can easily use.

Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors: A Cultural Paradigm

Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 450

View: 449

Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors, the latest in the Advances in Child Development and Behavior Series provides a major step forward in highlighting patterns and variability in the normative development of the everyday lives of children, expanding beyond the usual research populations that have extensive Western schooling in common. The book documents the organization of children’s learning and social lives, especially among children whose families have historical roots in the Americas (North, Central, and South), where children traditionally are included and contribute to the activities of their families and communities, and where Western schooling is a recent foreign influence. The findings and theoretical arguments highlight a coherent picture of the importance of the development of children’s participation in ongoing activity as presented by authors with extensive experience living and working in such communities. Contains contributions from leading authorities in the field of child development and behavior Presents a coherent picture of the importance of the development of children’s participation in ongoing activity Provides a major step forward in highlighting patterns and variability in the normative development of the everyday lives of children, expanding beyond the usual research populations that have extensive Western schooling in common Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field

Involving Parents in their Children's Learning

Author: Margy Whalley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 182

`A unique guide for students, practitioners, parents, and administrators of young children who want to understand specific strategies to maximise parent involvement and collaboration' - Education Libraries 'This is an excellent book that draws extensively on the work of a children's centre that has been running for over 25 years' - SENCO Update Involving Parents in their Children's Learning is the story of the pioneering work of the Pen Green Centre for children and families. Showing how early years practitioners can collaborate effectively with parents, the book includes case studies of parents and children who have attended the centre, studies which chart developments in learning for both children and parents. The book will inspire early years practitioners and offer them practical advice on ways of developing effective work with parents. Drawing on their work at the renowned Pen Green Centre, the authors show how to: o support parents as their child's first educator o provide practical and psychological support to parents o involve fathers and male carers o share important child development concepts o support and extend children's learning o reach out to hard-to-reach parents. This New Edition follows up on the stories of people featured in the first edition, showing how they have progressed over the last few years. It also includes new chapters covering the headteacher's role in developing parental involvement programmes, how the Pen Green model has been applied in primary schools, and the use of parental diaries. The book is essential reading for students on early years courses (BA, FdA, B.Ed), as well as practising early years professionals and senior management teams in primary schools.

Planning for Children’s Play and Learning

Meeting children’s needs in the later stages of the EYFS

Author: Jane Drake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 261

Praise for 3rd edition: 'Experienced practitioners and students will find a host of new ideas to help them create interesting environments and starting points to promote young children's learning.' - Early Years Update, April 2009 'Planning for Children's Play and Learning includes practical guidance and ideas on creating stimulating learning environments indoors and outdoors, planning exciting learning experiences.' - Early Years Update, September 2009 This new edition of Planning for Children’s Play and Learning has been fully updated to reflect the revised Early Years Foundation Stage and in line with current policy and practice. It recognises the importance of play as a context for teaching, learning and assessment and links theory with practical examples to show practitioners how they can best support the children in their care. With new material on learning stories, language development, ICT and the home learning environment, the book includes practical guidance and ideas on: • creating stimulating learning environments indoors and out • planning exciting focus activities and experiences • responding to children’s individual interests and supporting personalised learning • sound observational practice and how to assess children’s learning and development within the EYFS framework • developing genuine partnerships with parents and learning links with home. Incorporating ‘Key Points for Good Practice’ within each chapter, and direct links to the EYFS, this is a key text for all practitioners working with children in the later stages of the EYFS. It is also ideal for students pursuing Qualified Teacher Status in the Early Years and EYT Status, and for those enrolled in courses in Early Childhood Studies and Foundation Degrees in Early Years.