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How Children Learn Book 4

Thinking on special educational needs and inclusion: Theory and contemporary practice

How Children Learn Book 4 focuses on the theorists and theory giving impetus to contemporary practice in early childhood education settings. It pays particular attention to how early childhood practitioners can best support children with special educational needs.

Book 4 is part of the How Children Learn series which provides a comprehensive yet accessible account of the educational theorising that has shaped and is continuing to shape teaching and learning in the early years. It explores educational thinking from ancient times to the present day, breaks complex ideas down into understandable ones, helps educators relate theory to their experience of children, makes clear how each theory translates into practice and offers guidance on working with and including children with additional special educational needs.

Ages: 0-6 | Pages: 86 | Code: 0979 | ISBN: 9781776552993

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Linda Pound

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.


Albert Bandura6
Benjamin Bloom9
Jerome Bruner12
John Dewey15
Reuven Feuerstein17
Paulo Freire20
Howard Gardner23
Ferre Laevers27
Loris Malaguzzi30
Abraham Maslow33
Maria Montessori36
A. S. Neill39
Vivian Gussin Paley42
Jean Piaget45
Carl Rogers48
Jean-Jacques Rousseau51
Rudolf Steiner53
Lev Vygotsky57
Multi-professional working60
Partnership with parents62
Observation and assessment65
Listening to children69
Hearing and visual impairment71
Learning through the arts74
Assistive technology77
Emotional intelligence82