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- Reference: Gray, C. and MacBlain, S.F. (2015) Learning Theories in Childhood (2nd edn). London: Sage - Chapter 1 ‘An introduction to learning theories’.
Description: This chapter offers an excellent and accessible introduction to key learning theories that have underpinned and influenced practice throughout the decades.
- Reference: MacBlain, S.F. (2014) How Children Learn. London: Sage – Chapter 5 ‘Learning and schooling’.
Description:This chapter examines the function of schools, explores the nature of transitions between stages of education and examines the nature of economic, political and social influences on the learning of children.
- Reference: MacBlain, S.F. and Bowman, H. (2016) – Chapter 4 ‘Teaching and Learning’, in D. Wyse and S. Rodgers, A Guide to Early Years and Primary Teaching. London: Sage.
Description: This excellent chapter offers clear insights into the thinking that underpins good teaching and learning and explains how theory can help us in understanding an example of excellent practice in an early years setting.