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Learn how to find articles about your educational theorist and theory in the research databases: Education Source, ERIC, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection and Social Sciences Full Text.
Education SourceCollection of full-text education journals, providing scholarly research and information for education students, professionals, and policy makers; covers all levels of education — from early childhood to higher education — as well as all educational specialties.
Begin by searching in the research database Education Source, if you struggle to find articles, you may need to look in additional research databases. The below databases are also recommended for this assignment.
ERICAuthoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources; contains many full-text documents dating back to 1966; includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers and more.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences CollectionComprehensive, full-text database covering psychology and psychiatry topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, observational and experimental methods.
Social Sciences Full TextCovers the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, full-text resource provides access to the most important English-language social science journals.
Search multiple databases at the same time by selecting Choose Databases.
Learn how to find streaming videos about your educational theorist in the library databases Academic Video Online and Films on Demand.
Academic Video OnlineMore than 62,000 video titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film and more. AVON includes every kind of video material available with curricular relevance: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Users will find thousands of award-winning films, including Academy®, Emmy®, and Peabody® winners as well as the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material.
Films on DemandMore than 30,000 individual videos across all subject areas from producers including BBC, HBO, History Channel, PBS, and dozens of others.
When searching for videos, enter brief searches. Enter the Education theorist's last name or simply the theory.
6 Education Theorists That All Educators Should Know
*Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) - The range of skills that are a little bit more difficult than what a student can do independantly. *Scaffolding - Change in the level of support to meet the ability of the child.
*Schema - The things a child already knows. Sudents connect new knowledge to an existing schema. *Constructivism - Students learn by doing, rather than by being told.
B. F. Skinner
*Behaviorism - Positive reinforcement (praise, rewards, etc. strengthens behavior or increases likelihood that the behavior will be repeated. Negative reinforcement (punishment) pushes child away from a behavior.
*Spiral Curriculum - Children can tackle challenging topics in age appropriate ways. These topics can be revisited and expanded upon year after year.
*Bloom's Taxonomy - A hierarchy of learning objectives starting with knowledge and growing in complexity to evaluation.
*Multiple Intelligences - Humans have several ways of processing information (musical, visual, verbal, logical, etc.)
Each chapter will be infused with practical teaching examples, classroom vignettes, and instructional strategies so readers are continually confronted with how theory translates to practice. (From book summary).
An unrivalled introduction to the pioneers of educational theory that you won't be able to get through your studies without. This must-have book includes profiles on Vygotsky, Steiner, Montessori and Froebel, as well as 24 other theorists. (From book summary).
This book explores the thinking and ideas of a range of figures and movements which have influenced the development of early childhood education. The ideas are placed in an historical context and connections between them are identified. (From book summary).