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How Children Learn 3: Contemporary Thinking and Theorists


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.

ISBN: 9781904575887