Learning Theories for Early Years Practice
The perfect guide for students who need to get to grips with learning theories and how they relate to the early years, this book covers Early and Modern theorists and their theories, and how they apply today. Bursting with full colour photographs, case studies, activities and discussion points, each chapter explores the theorist and the theory; what the theory looks like in practice; the strengths and weaknesses of each theory; and its links to other theorists.
This new edition includes:
Three new chapters on Bowlby, Dweck and Claxton
New reflective activities
New critical questions following the case studies
really straightforward theory at an academic level. Greta for fans of Practical Preschool books who need a more academic approach
Clear summaries of a range of learning theories. An engaging book for Level 3 students with photographs to illustrate the points being made.
Very useful for an overview of specific learning theories when looking at early years practice.
I have requested copies of this for our course, this is one of the best read towards theoretical concepts that students will understand if new to theroy and explains the theorist in depth.
Level 4 good support for Theories and supporting curriculum
Concise and easy to follow.
Upon inspection, we found that the book is too basic for the level of our classes. This is a good introduction for the topic, but the level of discussion in the classroom is deeper than this.
A superb update to a very popular resource. This books covers an extensive range of learning theories in sufficient detail to guide students in developing their knowledge.
- The theorist
- Key publication
- Understanding the theory
- What the theory looks like in practice
- Case studies
- Strength and weaknesses of the theory
- Link to other theories
- Critical questions
- Activities and points for discussion
- Extended and recommended reading