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History of Parenting Practices: Child Development Theories
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child development have changed the way that parents raise their children…
A Child's Mind: How Kids Learn Right & Wrong
How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to situations that challenge their morals. Expert interviews help explain how…
Theories Of Development I
Part of the Series: Study of the Child
This program looks at the key theories of human development by detailing the work of Piaget, Freud, Erikson, Gesell, Skinner and Vygotsky. It explains the concept of the 'whole child' and how a more holistic approach can provide practical perspective for the real world.
A Child's Mind
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Play: A Vygotskian Approach
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This film offers both theoretical and practical perspectives on dramatic play. Using enchanting sequences of young children playing house, doctor's office, rescue squadron, and trick or treating, the theoretical positions of Lev Vygotsky and other prominent theorists have taken in systematically studying play are illustrated. This film carefully reviews the…
Moral Development In Children: Theories, Stages, Impact
MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN - THEORIES, STAGES, IMPACT - How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to situations…
MI: Intelligence, Understanding and the Mind with Howard Gardner
The singular revolution in cognitive science and education that is changing how we think about intelligence and the human mind. Now, in this dynamic presentation for the classroom, Howard Gardner presents MI theory and reveals what is at stake--for learning, understanding, and assessment. Setting his presentation within a sweeping history…
The Montessori Method
Italian physician Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method of teaching in the early 1900's while observing that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. Dr. Montessori inspired a movement that enabled children to teach themselves through sensory-rich, hands-on materials, nurture and love. Discover the ways in which Montessori classrooms…
Reflective Practice
The Australian NQS requires educators to reflect on their practice for best outcomes for children and the service. EYLF and MTOP also emphasise that educator reflection is an important element in creating successful early education programs. This video:
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  • Discusses what reflective practice means for educators
  • Overviews…
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Growing Minds
Part of the Series: Early Childhood Education
Nothing in human experience is quite so astonishing as the enormous changes that occur during the five short years that transform the newborn into the actively curious, exploring kindergartner. This film examines the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, illuminating the similarities and differences of their contributions to our…