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How Children Learn Bk 1 - New Edition, Colour
Educational theories and approaches – from Comenius, the father of modern education, to giants such as Piaget, Vygotsky and Malaguzzi
The new and improved edition How Children Learn - Book 1 summaries the findings and ideas of thirty educational theorists and psychologists and their different approaches to education. Historical background of each theorist is provided and their theory is explained, the influence it has had, and the criticisms it has received. It links the theory with practice and indicates what practice, based on the theory, would look like.
Linda Pound is an experienced educator and author who has worked in all sectors of education, including tertiary, but whose passion is work with young children and their families. She has been head of a nursery school and deputy head of a primary school, and has also run both foundation and honours degree programmes on early childhood studies.