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Supporting Children's Learning: A Guide for Teaching Assistants explains all the key ideas on how children learn and how best to support children in that learning. Covering all major themes, this book offers an introduction to main theories of learning and development from birth to primary including brain and emotional and social development; an introduction to what motivates learners to learn, and how much learners understand about how learning takes place; a glossary of terms; and case studies, research summaries and tasks for reflection.

Learning and Development
Learning and development
Theory, What's That?

What do you think of these statements?

  • ‘I always take an umbrella with me, it stops it raining.’
  • ‘You wait ages for the bus; then, three come at once.’
  • ‘Children born on a Sunday always have a sunny nature.’

These are the sorts of informal theories that many of us have about day-to-day events. In the first statement the ...

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