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Early learning theories made visible

Beloglovsky, Miriam.
Early learning theories made visible / Miriam Beloglovsky, Lisa Daly.
First edition.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2015.
ix, 230 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Other contributors
Daly, Lisa.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
EAST copy for Family READ program; support funding from Women's Philanthropy at Indiana University.
  • pt. 1. The theories as a framework to support children. Jean Piaget (1896-1980)
  • Erik Erikson (1902-1994)
  • Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934)
  • Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
  • John Dewey (1859-1952)
  • Howard Gardner (1943- )
  • Louise Derman-Sparks (1940- )
  • pt. 2. Social-emotional development : building relationships to learn. Jean Piaget : arguments, discussions, and disagreements that build relationships
  • Erik Erikson : children's sense of identity and social integration
  • Lev Vygotsky : how children communicate their understanding of the world
  • Abraham Maslow : promoting self-regulation and emotional stability
  • John Dewey : collaboration, community, and negotiation
  • Howard Gardner : multiple intelligences as a tool to develop self-esteem
  • Louise Derman-Sparks : it's not fair! children as social activists
  • Your turn.
  • pt. 3. Beyond ABCs and 1, 2, 3s : children as protagonists of their own knowledge. Jean Piaget : children as active learners
  • Erik Erikson : taking initiative to gain mastery that supports learning
  • Lev Vygotsky : how children's play improves learning
  • Abraham Maslow : art as a language that promotes thinking and self-actualization
  • John Dewey : democracy in the making
  • Howard Gardner : using multiple intelligences to acquire knowledge
  • Louise Derman-Sparks : engaging children in deeper thinking
  • Your turn
  • pt. 4. Physical development : beyond gross-motor and fine-motor skills. Jean Piaget : bodies as tools for discovery
  • Erik Erikson : promoting physical mastery
  • Lev Vygotsky : scaffolding and learning through physical development
  • Abraham Maslow : physical strength that supports self-actualization
  • John Dewey : collaborative play that promotes physical skills
  • Howard Gardner : learning with the body's intelligence
  • Louise Derman-Sparks : bodies as identity
  • Your turn
  • pt. 5. Changing the assumptions of early care and education : how the theories give us a voice to initiate change.
"Go beyond reading about early learning theories and see what they look like in action in modern programs and teacher practices. With classroom vignettes and colorful photographs, this book makes the works of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, John Dewey, Howard Gardner, and Louise Derman-Sparks visible, accessible, and easier to understand. Each theory is defined-through engaging stories and rich visuals-in relation to cognitive, social-emotional, and physical developmental domains. Use this book to build a stronger comprehension of the foundations of early learning theories and become more reflective and intentional in your work with young children."-- Provided by publisher.
"Go beyond reading about early learning theories and see what they look like in action in modern programs and teacher practices. Each theory is defined--through engaging stories and rich visuals--in relation to cognitive, social-emotional, and physical developmental domains"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Early childhood education.
Child development.
9781605542362 (pbk.)
1605542369 (pbk.)


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LB1139.23 .B45 2015
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