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ERIC Number: ED500314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-16
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-1273-0
Supporting Children's Learning: A Guide for Teaching Assistants
Overall, Lyn
SAGE Publications (CA)
Are you looking for a book that explains all the key ideas on how children learn and how best to support children in that learning? Covering all major themes, this book offers: (1) An introduction to main theories of learning and development from birth to primary including brain and emotional and social development; (2) An introduction to what motivates learners to learn, and how much learners understand about how learning takes place; (3) A glossary of terms; and (4) Case studies, research summaries and tasks for reflection. Teaching assistants studying for Foundation Degrees or for the Higher Level Teaching Assistant qualification will find this book meets their needs. Students in any course looking at how children learn such as Early Childhood & Teacher Training Courses will likewise find this book covers all key themes. The book contains eight parts: (1) Learning and Development; (2) The Brain and Learning; (3) The Senses and Learning; (4) Big Theory 1: Skinner and the Behaviourists; (5) Big Theory 2: Piaget and the Constructivists; (6) Big Theory 3: Vygotsky and Social Constructivism; (7) Managing Learning; and (8) Managing Behavior.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Primary Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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