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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.
A great starting point for Foundation Stage students who need some grounding in EY theory. A broad list of theoretical perspectives are explored and further resources are suggested for the reader to take necessary exploration further
This is a really easy to read book with a clear layout. I like the links made to practice which makes it more relevant to the students I teach.
A comprehensive and easy accessible work - all the necessary literature provided with good case examples.
The book presents the major theories of learning related to EY practice in an accessible format.
Handy, easy to read book that you can use to start a first look into theory and refer back to when needed. Practical activities and discussion points are helpful
This book really helped me to support students to understand the content of learning theories that are related with the early years practice.
Good reading material for a basic understanding of theory. Excellent sign posting to additional reading material with relevant case studies to support
The idea of brief overview of theories for EY practice is great, however this book would benefit from more examples of contemporary references to stand out from other similar publications.
The students have really liked this book. When I have taken it into sessions they have found this to be extremely useful and many have them have gone on to purchase their own copies. They like the fact that it is a central point of reference for the key theorists and that the theorists are explained in plain English. They find it very easy to use
V accessible introduction and overviews to the different theories.