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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…
Play: A Vygotskian Approach
Part of the Series: Early Childhood Education
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…
A Child's Mind
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…
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…
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.
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…
Piaget’s Developmental Theory: An Overview
Part of the Series: Giants of Psychology
The work of Jean Piaget has become the foundation of current developmental psychology and the basis for changes in educational practice. David Elkind, author of The Hurried Child and Miseducation, and a student of Jean Piaget, explores the roots of Piaget's work and outlines important vocabulary and concepts that structure…
Attachment in Practice
The quality of early attachment relationships is of central importance to children's social and emotional development. It is vital to their all round development. Shot over the first three years of an infant's life, the film shows the development of attachment behaviour. By observing the interactions between infants and their…
The Power of Physical Play: Development and Effective Learning
How does physical play develop and motivate children to acquire effective learning strategies? The Power of Physical Play examines exactly how this type of play supports physical development from birth to seven-years-old. It also shows how physical play has such an important role in a child's ability to become an…
Maria Montessori: Her Life and Legacy
Part of the Series: Giants of Psychology
Born more than 25 years before Piaget or Vygotsky, Maria Montessori understood the constructivistic nature of all learning. As she observed children building their understanding of the world, she developed materials and approaches to education that are now used, in part, in most early childhood classrooms across the world. She…