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.
How Children Learn 3: Contemporary Thinking and Theorists is a straight-forward guide to some of the most important and cutting edge ideas in early years education of the last fifty years. This easy-to-read book is designed to save both early years students and professionals time in summarising many of the key theorists. This title covers:
- The most influential writers in the early years from Elinor Goldschmied, Urie Bronfenbrenner to Tina Bruce
- Find answers to questions on burning contemporary issues, such as whether boys and girls learn differently, and how and why involving the local community can benefit early years education
- How each theory can be put into practice, with examples
- Criticisms of each theorist, plus a list of references to retrieve further information
This book is the ideal partner to How Children Learn, and is perfect for anyone studying childcare or education courses or anyone working in the early years and interested in learning about the latest developments in how we think about young children's learning and development.
This book covers the following theorists:
- Lesley Abbott
- Jay Belsky
- Urie Bronfenbrenner
- Tina Bruce
- Guy Claxton
- Edward de Bono
- Mary-Jane Drummond
- Judy Dunn
- Carol Dweck
- Martin Hughes
- Lillian Katz
- Ferre Laevers
- Janet Moyles
- Vivian Gussin Paley
- Steven Pinker
- Gillian Pugh
- Carl Rogers
- Barbara Rogoff
- Kathy Sylva
- Colwyn Trevarthen
- Gordon Wells
- Margy Whalley
About the author
This book is written by Linda Pound, an early years consultant, author and former Early Years Lecturer at London Metropolitan University. Linda has also written How Children Learn - Book 2 and How Children Learn.
"This is an excellent book, giving students the knowledge they need in a way that they will understand".
Samantha J Elcombe, Course Leader, University Centre at Blackburn College.
"It is straightforward and comprehensive and I found the 'points for reflection' of particular value as a starting point for discussion, as well as a focus point for personal reflection."
Julie Boast, HE Programme Leader, North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe.
"Well presented in a clear and easy to read format. The introduction gives background information and key notes to students."
Rowena Samuel, Childcare Development Officer, Bruce Family Centre.
"Linda Pound gives a realistic and clear picture of each of the named theorists, Learners are able to use this book to enable them to develop their knowledge and understanding of the contemporary thinking of each theory to support their assignments."
Lucy Frain, Lecturer, Tresham College.