This accessible, pedagogically-rich and UK-authored text on Child Development links psychological theory to real classroom settings and scenarios, and is tailored specifically for those training to teach. The text brings together key concepts and theories in developmental psychology and applies them to a range of classroom and educational settings. The book also emphasises the continuing partnership between child, parent and educator and real life scenarios from home and educational settings are presented to help the reader bridge the gap from theoretical study to practical application. Supplementary material will include a companion website that will support the material in the book and encourage sudents to undertake wider reading and independent learning.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1405821272
Book Description Prentice Hall, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: IntroductionPart 1: The field, the study and the theories of child developmentChapter 1. Understanding child developmentChapter 1The concept of child development. How it is viewed Child development as a scientific field of study. Relevance and application to home and education settings A brief history of child development with appropriate links for teachers and other professionals in education, playwork and child care Lifespan perspective. Ages. Focus upon birth to 11 in this text Fundamental questions and issues in the field and their relationship to the education and care of children Introduce the whole child concept Contexts for the study of development (e.g. home, playgroup, school, playground, etc) Atypical development Strategies for educators to study development -research methods and designsResearch Focus Presentation of example research designs in developmental psychologyControversies How much do parents matter in children's development?In Action Application of SRCD guidelines on ethics (1999) to education research and practiceChapter 2. What the theories say.Why begin with theory? Revisiting whole child concept Theory into practice. Presentation of case situations in educational settings Theoretical approaches in child development Similarities and differences between approaches Yes, but will it help me teach? Application of theoryResearch Focus Piaget/Vygotsky studiesControversies At what age are children ready for school?In Action Presentation of meta-analysis of key theoriesPart 2: Building the blocks of development and learningChapter 3. Prenatal foundationsUnique beginnings -the genetic code Genetics and conception X and Y chromosomes Dominant and recessive genes Twins and siblings Genotypes and phenotypes Stages in development (Germinal/Embryonic/Fetal) Chromozone abnormalities Influencing factors in prenatal development. Consequences.Research Focus Twin studiesControversies What influence does position in the family have?In Action Educating children with Down's SyndromeChapter 4. Early integrated developmentBirth and the newborn Now I'm here, what can I do? Assessing the newborn (Apgar & Brazelton scales) Early reflexes The brain connecting mind and body Early learning through integration (sensory, motor, early perceptual development including social referencing)Research Focus The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education [EPEE] ProjectControversies Do Early Intervention Programmes make a difference?In Action The effect of early childhood reflexes on future academic learningPart 3: Physical growth and skilful movementChapter 5. The body and physical growth+ Cephalocaudal & proximodistal trends Body size changes Body proportion changes Factors that affect physical growthResearch Focus Patterns and levels of children's physical activityControversies An epidemic of children's obesity. Fact or fiction?In Action Healthy minds, bodies and schoolsChapter 6. Acquiring and developing motor skills<. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1405821272