Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, architecture and geography, and international contributors, this volume offers both students and scholars with an interest in the interdisciplinary study of childhood a range of ways of thinking spatially about children's lives.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores what it means to be a 21st century child. Enduring topics as well as new concepts of childhood are unpicked to see how they influence practice, policy and education in an ever changing environment.
In this practical and thought-provoking book, Veronica Sherborne shows how developmental movement has a crucial role to play in the lives of all children. The book can be particularly beneficial to children with learning disabilities, and children who are emotionally and behaviourly disturbed.
Helps raise the awareness of readers to how physical development impacts on various areas of learning and general development. This book encourages practitioners to think about what physical activity actually means for children and the importance of balancing risk and challenge, providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive.
Filled with practical examples and real-life case studies to help students relate theory to practice, this text features all the major theorists and theories covered in early years courses, along with tips on where to find out more.
Understanding Children's Development is the UK's best-selling developmental psychology textbook and has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and rigorous research-based approach. This dynamic text emphasizes the practical and applied implications of developmental research.
Addressing questions about the cultural specificity of childhood, the complementary value of psychological, biological and social understandings of children, and the impact of policy and law on how children are dealt with and perceived, this will be a core text for many courses related to childhood studies.
Covering the age range of 2 to 18, the author shows parents how to recognise the qualities in their child that predict genius - creativity, motivation, determination, imagination and the willingness - and build on these essential foundations regardless of which field their talents lie in.
Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Drawing on the study of human evolution and the authorA's own scientific research into how children learn, the author shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way.
This text links psychological theory to real classroom settings and scenarios, and is tailored specifically for those training to teach. The authors bring together key concepts and theories in developmental psychology and applys them to a range of classroom and educational settings.
FRONT COVER:- "Compelling reading for anybody who wants a clear, authoritative account of how our brain learns. It will enthrall the widest possible readership" Professor Robert Winston BACK COVER:- "This upbeat, fast paced review of brain research is a must read.