Supporting Children's Learning: A Guide for Teaching Assistants
By: Lyn Overall (author)Paperback
Are you looking for a book that explains all the key ideas on how children learn, and how to best support children in that learning?
Covering all the major themes, this book offers:
o An introduction to the main theories of learning and development, from birth to primary;
o A chapter on brain development;
o An introduction to what motivates learners to learn, and how much learners understand about how learning takes place;
o A glossary of key terms;
o Case studies, research summaries, tasks for reflection, chapter summaries and advice on further reading.
This book will be essential reading for Teaching Assistants studying for Foundation Degrees, or for the Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification. Students on any course looking at how children learn (such as Early Childhood and teacher training courses) will likewise find this book covers all the key themes.
Lyn Overall is Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
How to Use This Book1 - LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENTTheory, What's That?The Big Themesf003 Values and BeliefsNativism Versus Empiricism?Continuous or Discontinuous?Stability or Change?How is Theory Developed?How is Theory Used?SummaryFurther Reading2 - THE BRAIN AND LEARNING What Is The Brain?What Does The Brain Do?Learning and the BrainBrain Connections, Birth to One YearDoes The Brain Learn Some Things More Easily At Some Points? Does The Brain Development Need A Rich And Varied Setting?SummaryFurther Reading3 - THE SENSES AND LEARNING Sensation and PerceptionStudying PerceptionSeeing HearingKinaesthesiaMaking Sense Visual Learning, Auditory Learning, Kinaesthetic Learning SummaryFurther Reading4 - BIG THEORY 1: Skinner and the BehaviouristsWhat is Behaviourism?The Behaviourists Cat in a BoxRat in a BoxLearning Through ImitationImplications for Teaching5- BIG THEORY 2: Piaget and the Constructivists What is Constructivism?The Work of PiagetHow Well Does This Theory Work?Children's Social DevelopmentWhat is Intelligence?Information ProcessingImplications for Teaching6- BIG THEORY 3: Vygotsky and Social ConstructivismWhat is Social Constructivism?Vygotsky's TheoryImplications for TeachingSummary: Theories in the Classroom7 - MANAGING LEARNINGWhat Is Learning?Making Choices About Managing LearningLonger Term OutcomesWhat We Do To Help Learning?Views about Learning8 - MANAGING BEHAVIOURWhat Do We Mean By Managing Behaviour?Views about Children and Young PeopleThe Outcomes of Control and Guidance Approaches to DisciplineWhat Do We Do About Social and Emotional DevelopmentDo Children and Young People Understand Social Behaviour?Learning from ParentsOur Expectations about ConductUsing Control ApproachesPraise and BlameDo Control Approaches Work?Using the Guidance Approach
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