This unique and engaging resource describes, critiques and analyses the significance of a wide range of contemporary and classic ideas about how young children learn. Organised in a handy A – Z format, best-selling author and early years expert Sandra Smidt:
- Traces back each idea to the roots of how it was first conceived
- Explores its implications for the early years classroom in accessible terms
- Makes connections where relevant to other strands in the field of early childhood education
- Provides examples from her extensive classroom experience and international literature
- Draws on a range of ideas from both developing and developed countries giving the material a truly global focus
- Uses a sociocultural view of learning to underpin the choice or analysis of each idea
Students on early years education courses at a range of levels will find this an essential and enlightening companion text, for use throughout their studies.