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Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children

Author : Sue Robson
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Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children’s developing thinking and understanding. Throughout this second edition, the ideas and theories presented are enlivened by transcripts of children’s activities and conversations taken from practice and contemporary research, helping readers to make links between theory, research and practice. Each chapter also includes ideas for further reading and suggested activities. Aimed at all those interested in how young children develop through their thoughts and actions, Sue Robson explores: theories of cognitive development the social, emotional and cultural contexts of children’s thinking children’s conceptual development visual thinking approaches to supporting the development of young children’s thinking and understanding latest developments in brain science and young children the central roles of play and language in young children’s developing thinking. Including a new chapter on young children’s musical thinking, expanded sections on self regulation, metacognition and creative thinking and the use of video to observe and describe young children’s thinking, this book will be an essential read for all students undertaking Early Childhood, Primary PGCE and EYPS courses. Those studying for a Foundation degree in Early Years and Childcare will also find this book to be of interest.

The Development of Children s Thinking

Author : Jeremy Carpendale
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This book introduces several core areas of developmental psychology, examining empirical research as well as theoretical debates, looking at new areas of research such as cognitive neuroscience and how it has impacted on our understanding of how children develop.

The Thinking Child

Author : Pamela May
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What characteristics do children need to become motivated to learn? How do children’s experiences and relationships affect their cognitive development? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Thinking Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s cognitive and intellectual development alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It clearly explains the cognitive strategies that children use to learn new knowledge, the development of cognitive milestones such as symbolism, memories and the imagination, metacognition and creativity along with research into how the brain processes information. Throughout the book, the author considers the key characteristics of effective learning and shows how play is one of the primary mechanisms that children use to access new knowledge and to consolidate their emerging ideas and concepts. These characteristics are then applied to integral aspects of early years practice to show how pracitioners can: motivate children to learn new knowledge about themselves and the world around them; help children to develop their own ideas creatively and use this knowledge as a base to learn new things; reflect on their own teaching methods to encourage children’s engagement, motivation and creativity through effective observation and planning; engage with parents and carers to help support children’s learning at home whilst maintaining the values of the family; celebrate the uniqueness of each child and provide learning experiences that are appropriate for individuals with particular learning needs, be they physical, emotional or cognitive to ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed. Emphasising the importance of understanding the theory that underpins children’s cognitive development, this accessible text shows practitioners how they can use this knowledge to provide learning opportunities that nourish children’s thinking and creative skills.

Thinking Critically About Child Development

Author : Jean Mercer
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With a unique focus on inquiry, Thinking Critically About Child Development presents 74 claims related to child development for readers to examine and think through critically. Author Jean Mercer and new co-authors Stephen Hupp and Jeremy Jewell use anecdotes to illustrate common errors of critical thinking and encourage students to consider evidence and logic relevant to everyday beliefs. New material in the Fourth Edition covers adolescence, adverse childhood experiences, genetics, LGBT issues for both parents and children, and other issues about sexuality, keeping readers up to date on the latest scholarship in the field.

Thinking through Primary Practice

Author : Jill Bourne
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Offers a range of research into how primary classrooms actually work looking at the development of specific curriculum areas and how they can be taught and assessed across the ability range.

Thinking Through the Arts

Author : Wendy Schiller
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Thinking Through the Arts draws together a number of different approaches to teaching young children that combine the experience of thinking with the act of expression through art. Developed as an inclusive, broad-ranging and user-friendly text, Thinking Through the Arts presents the unique insight of teachers as researchers, and counters the view that art is emotionally-based and therefore irrelevant to thinking and learning. The areas covered include drama, dance, music, arts environments, technologies, museums and galleries, literacy, cognition, international influences, curriculum development, research and practice. Early childhood and primary teachers and students alike will find this book is an invaluable source of new insights for their own teaching.

Teaching Thinking

Author : Robert Fisher
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This fully updated fourth edition of the highly successful guide, Teaching Thinking, explores how to use discussion in the classroom to develop children's thinking, learning and literacy skills. This new edition includes material on the latest trends in teaching thinking, including philosophy for children, dialogic teaching and education for citizenship. The book will help readers from different cultural traditions to critically engage with teaching thinking in schools and other educational contexts. Teaching Thinking is essential reading for anyone seeking to develop children's thinking, build their self-esteem and improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Children s Thinking

Author : David F. Bjorklund
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Consistent with the direction the field of developmental psychology is heading towards (an expanded vision that gives greater attention to individual differences and cultural variation), Bjorklunds extensively revised new edition offers a unique theme: individual differences in cognition can be most profitably understood by a consideration of developmental function. Capturing the flavor and excitement of the field, Bjorklund offers several new chapters, including groundbreaking coverage of social cognition, biology, culture and cognition, and emerging theories. Rather than taking a selective approach, Bjorklund extensively summarizes theory and research, offering breadth of coverage and an empirical perspective

Jumpstart Thinking Skills and Problem Solving

Author : Steve Bowkett
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Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart students’ understanding of problem solving in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to engage pupils in effective proactive learning, then this is the perfect book for you. Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to explore and learn a wide range of problem solving and independent thinking skills in an atmosphere of fun, mutual support and tolerance. Sections within the book reflect key areas of the new curriculum and offer a treasure trove of ideas for building problem solving and thinking skills into daily teaching.and provide tried and tested methods of helping children ‘learn how to learn’. Areas include:- Building problem solving confidence Thinking and problem solving in literacy Thinking and Problem solving in science Problem solving in philosophy Emotional resourcefulness and life skills Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving will celebrate the joy of critical and independent thinking and become a vital resource for all classroom teachers at Key Stage 2 and 3.

Pathways to Thinking Schools

Author : David N. Hyerle
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Give students the essential thinking skills they need to thrive. Exclusively content-focused teaching may improve test scores, but it leaves students without the cognitive skills for success in an information-overloaded world where deep thinking, collaborative problem solving, and emotional intelligence is essential. In this book, David Hyerle presents case studies of schools and educators who have applied these powerful models, in some case system-wide, to remedy this situation, including: Visual learning tools including Hyerle’s renowned Thinking Maps A language for students to improve their intellectual-emotional behaviors as they learn A system for developing students’ abilities to ask questions in the context of a developing Community of Inquiry