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How Children Learn

How Children Learn

February 2014 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Understanding How Children Learn is a vital part of working with children. Every child is unique and understanding differences in learning helps all to benefit.

This book goes beyond simply understanding the work of key theorists and the various theories of learning to recognise what learning actually looks like and how it is best facilitated in any setting.

Each chapter includes:

  • Exercises to help you evaluate your understanding and practice
  • Examples taken from real experiences to illustrate concepts beyond the theory
  • Summaries to help you take the key messages from each chapter
  • Suggestions for further reading to help push your own learning further.

Looking at key topics such as brain development, technology in childhood and barriers to learning, this book will explain what learning really is.

Why not also have a look at the companion title Learning Theories in Childhood to explore the key learning theories?

Sean MacBlain is Reader in Child Development and Disability at the University of St. Mark & St. John, Plymouth.

What is Learning?
Learning Theories in Action
Thinking and Learning in the Early Years
Learning in the Family
Learning and Schooling
Intelligence and Learning
The Emotionally Intelligent Learner
Additional Support Needs and Learning
Communities of Learning
Future Learning

Good text.

Mrs Tracey Dobbs
School of Care, Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
June 26, 2015

This book has been excellent for my learners. Examples provided have allowed discussion of topics and the exercises have further developed discussions. I have also found the recommended reading for each chapter helpful.

Mrs Tracey Dobbs
School of Care, Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
June 26, 2015

A great supplemental reader which will help students to focus on the individual and their needs.
Useful summaries and exercises

Ms Dionne Ross
Faculty of Education and Society, Sunderland University
June 25, 2015

Used this as part of my reading list for the students when covering development and theorsts

Mrs Carol Darwin
Higher education , Ashton Sixth Form College
June 25, 2015

Fabulous book for all learners of Childhood Studies

Miss Karen Bezerra
Childcare Studies, Colege sir Gar
June 15, 2015

Compliments all modules. Easy to read overview.

Miss Nicola Wilson
Earty Years, Exeter College
June 12, 2015

Useful book for undergraduate early years students

Miss Lorna Wardle
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
June 12, 2015

A good resource that will help trainee students appreciate their pupils and affect pedagogy positively.

Mr Gwyn Ellis
School of Education, Bangor University
April 30, 2015

An accessible text for Level 5 students and an excellent resource providing an insight into the fascinating issues surrounding young children's learning. I particularly like the chapter Learning Theories in Action.

Mr Philip Selbie
Plymouth Institute of Education, University of Plymouth
September 9, 2015

How Children Learn has been beneficial when looking at child development. It helps to identify how children learn and what makes them individuals.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
March 24, 2015