Learning Theories for Early Years Practice

by Sean MacBlain

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  • 9781526432087
  • 9781526450753
  • 9781526450739
Understanding and applying learning theories is crucial to the transition from study or training, to practice in a real-world setting. This new textbook will prepare the reader by demonstrating how key learning theories pan out in practice, with the aid of photographs, examples and clear explanations. Divided into three main sections, Early Influences, Modern Influences, and Challenges for Theorists in a Changing World, this author identifies the key theorists in early childhood, past and present, before linking them to the main issues and developments that face early years practitioners today.

An explanation of each key theorist is guided by a clear structure, including:

  • links to other theorists
  • strengths and weaknesses of the theory
  • the theory in practice

Packed full of case studies, activities, points for discussion, extended and recommended reading, this is a fantastic resource for students and teachers who want to build a strong foundation in learning theories, to enable them to support the young children in their care as effectively as possible.


  • SAGE Publications; March 2018
  • ISBN: 9781526450753
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Learning Theories for Early Years Practice
  • Author: Sean MacBlain
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781526432087
  • 9781526450753
  • 9781526450739

In The Press

In this book Dr Sean MacBlain has expertly summarised each theorist, from the classics right up to the modern day. By putting each theory into historical and social context, the reader can really understand the significance of each child development theory, as well as its relevance to current practice.

 

The additional information, such as strengths and weaknesses, case studies and comparison to other theories will be incredibly valuable for students. The instructive and beautiful illustrations make this a visually engaging book, creating an essential text for Early Years practitioners.