Points of Viewing Children s Thinking

Author: Ricki Goldman-Segall
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317778677
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This book is about learning and ethnography in the context of technologies. Simultaneously, it portrays young people's "thinking attitudes" in computer-based learning environments, and it describes how the practice of ethnography is changing in a digital world. The author likens this form of interaction to "the double helix," where learning and ethnography are intertwined to tell an emergent story about partnerships with technology. Two school computer cultures were videotaped for this study. Separated not only by geography -- one school is on the east coast of New England and the other on the west coast of British Columbia on Vancouver Island -- they are also separated in other ways: ethnic make-up and inner-city vs. rural settings to name only two. Yet these two schools are joined by a strong thread: a change in their respective cultures with the advent of intensive computer-use on the part of the students. Both school communities have watched their young people gain literacy and competence, and their tools have changed from pen to computer, video camera, multimedia and the Internet. Perhaps most striking is that the way they think of themselves as learners has also changed: they see themselves as an active participant, in the pilot's seat or director's chair, as they chart new connections between diverse and often unpredictable worlds of knowledge.

Seeing the Science in Children s Thinking

Author: David Hammer
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325009483
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Observing and listening to children while they inquire into the physical sciences is difficult. There's lots to see and hear, but unless you know what to look and listen for, you might only see a noisy blur of activity. Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking is a field guide to the science classroom with authentic examples presented in written and video form. It's a great way for staff developers to train teachers' eyes and ears to pick up the analysis and ideas of students as they occur in the wild of classroom conversations. Evidence of children's scientific thinking is all around the classroom, but it takes a skilled teacher to locate it. With Seeing the Science in Children's Thinking your teachers can sharpen their senses, discover a wealth of information about how their students approach science, and create instruction that's individualized and responsive

A Study of Children s Thinking

Author: Margaret Donaldson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136419977
Format: PDF
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1963 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Children s Thinking

Author: David F. Bjorklund
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506334377
Format: PDF
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The Sixth Edition of David F. Bjorklund and Kayla B. Causey’s topically organized Children’s Thinking presents a current, comprehensive, and dynamic examination of cognitive development. The book covers individual children and their developmental journeys while also following the general paths of overall cognitive development in children. This unique and effective approach gives readers a holistic view of children’s cognitive development, acknowledging that while no two children are exactly alike, they tend to follow similar developmental patterns. Supported by the latest research studies and data, the Sixth Edition provides valuable insights for readers to better understand and work with children.

Assessing Children s Learning Classic Edition

Author: Mary Jane Drummond
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136622675
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"It is my sincere wish that the teachers of those thousands of children, who increasingly are also teacher educators, read and learn from Assessing Children’s Learning. The hope is that they will go on to make a reality of the ‘imaginary but not impossible classroom’ and make moral judgements and choices in the best interests of children." - Sue Swaffield, Senior Lecturer - Educational Leadership and School Improvement, University of Cambridge, UK "Not all education books are worth a tired teacher’s spare time. This one is." - Times Educational Supplement, from a review of the first edition Now featuring a brand new foreword by Sue Swaffield, this classic text, Assessing Children’s Learning, examines some of the vital questions that teachers and other educators ask themselves as they assess children’s learning across the curriculum. The author sets out to offer an alternative to objective, mechanical approaches to assessment; she defines assessment as a process in which teachers look at children’s learning, strive to understand it, and then put their understanding to good use in the classroom where children are given both trust and freedom to learn. Throughout the book, teachers are invited to consider the choices they make in the process of assessment, and to acknowledge their right, their responsibility and their power to act in the interests of children. Now part of the Routledge Education Classic Edition Series, this influential, inspiring and timely book will introduce the ideas of Mary Jane Drummond to a new generation of teachers, practitioners and other education professionals.

Teaching History in Primary Schools

Author: Pat Hoodless
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1844455513
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This book introduces trainees and newly qualified teachers to the teaching of history in primary schools, and covers key concepts, skills and knowledge for the history curriculum at Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. Contents include planning, teaching and learning strategies, assessment, reflection and evaluation, as well as a range of practical ideas for classroom activities and cross-curricular themes. Each chapter is underpinned by national and international research; also included are links to important themes such as citizenship, out-of-school learning, sustainability, diversity and inclusive practice. Throughout, content is related to new initiatives such as Every Child Matters and Excellence and Enjoyment.

Young Children s Creative Thinking

Author: Hiroko Fumoto
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446291316
Format: PDF, ePub
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The importance of promoting young children's creative thinking, and the social relationships which support it, is now seen as a vital element of good early childhood practice. The authors push forward our understanding of what young children's creative thinking is, and how it promotes young children's well-being. By drawing on research evidence, they examine key issues from the perspectives of the child, the parents or carers, and early childhood practitioners and make links between theory and practice. The book is divided into three key parts: - creative thinking, social relationships and early childhood practice - exploring perspectives in early childhood research - experiences of young children, parents and practitioners Chapters integrate practice, research and conceptual understanding to meet the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students on any Early Childhood course.

Thinking Points

Author: George Lakoff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374530907
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Offers an understanding of the progressive worldview by seeking to answer such questions as "What is the progressive vision of America?", "Why are progressive values America's values?", and "How can political arguments and narratives be put together to counter the Right?"

Piaget Or the Advance of Knowledge

Author: Jacques Montangero
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 113480430X
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This unusual volume presents an overview of Jean Piaget's work in psychology--from his earliest writings to posthumous publications. It also contains a glossary of the essential explanatory concepts found in this work. The focus is on Piaget's psychological studies and on the underlying epistemological theses. The book may be consulted in various ways depending on whether one is looking for an introduction to Piaget's theory, details about a particular concept, a survey of his body of work, or a historical perspective. Readers who are relatively unfamiliar with Piaget's ideas and seek access to them through this book will not necessarily proceed in the same way as those who are acquainted with Piaget's work and wish to refresh, synthesize, or complete their knowledge. The volume is divided into two major sections with several subdivisions as follows: * The Chronological Overview presents Piaget's early ideas and the most important sources of his inspiration, and reviews his research work dividing it into four main periods plus a transitional one. * The Glossary covers a number of explanatory concepts which are essential to Piaget's theory.