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Learning Theories in Childhood Gray, Colette and MacBlain, Sean

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ISBN 10: 1857021460 / ISBN 13: 9781857021462
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[1st Edition] Fourth Estate, 1995. Paperback. Has bar code label on title page & one stray mark, great shape otherwise. Bookseller Inventory # 0426T312313

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Title: Learning Theories in Childhood Gray, Colette...

Binding: Sep 18, 1995

Book Condition:Collectible; Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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By focusing on the early philosophies of learning and the key behavioural, cognitive and social theorists, this book provides a comprehensive overview of children's learning. The authors discuss the key learning theories, highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and encourage reflection on how different approaches impact on the learning environment. The discussion finishes with an exploration of the new sociology of childhood. Examples are drawn from practice to highlight key concepts, and to make vital links between theory and practice.

Theorists considered include:

- Locke

- Rousseau

- Montessori

- Piaget

- Vygotsky

- Bandura

- Bronfenbrenner

- Bruner

Accessibly written, with key questions and recommended reading included, this book is essential reading for all those studying on child development, early childhood and childhood studies courses, and for anyone interested in understanding more about how children learn and think.

Colette Gray is Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at Stranmillis University.

Dr Sean MacBlain is Reader in Child Development and Disability at University College Plymouth, St. Mark & St. John.

'It gives the reader food for thought and questions personal understanding as to how we recognise that children have learnt something, but more importantly than that challenges our own confidence and ability to explain the process they moved though took to reach that final point' - Denise Chadwick, Course Leader BA Early Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield


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