These weblinks direct you to relevant resources to deepen your understanding of chapter topics with visual examples. To view the materials click on the following link. Please note these will open in a new window.
- For an excellent example of observation taking place in an Early Years setting visit the following YouTube link, entitled, 210 Observation EYFS.
- For an excellent insight into how Feuersteins’s ideas can be used in practice, view the following excellent YouTube video link, entitled, Down Syndrome Film: Looking Up On Down (Glow Films/Feuerstein Institute film by David Goodwin).
- Take time to view the following excellent and highly informative YouTube video link (13th March 2013), entitled, Emotional Intelligence, Creativity and the Arts:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9VgzERas9s which features a conversation between Peter Salovey, President-elect, Yale University (one of the key figures in the emerging field of Emotional Intelligence), Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence and Ínigo Sáenz de Miera Cárdenas, Director, Fundación Botín. This is an excellent introduction to emotional intelligence, what it is, how it affects thinking and learning in individuals, and most particularly, its relevance to Creativity (see Chapter 5, section Play, Creativity and Thought). As well as being able to listen to the conversation between these leading academics the video also offers the opportunities for readers to view and listen to questions being directed at these figures by a number of journalists. This discussion, which focuses upon creativity, is of particular relevance to practitioners working with young children today as recent directives emerging from the current coalition government have emphasised a return to more formal education and learning; many practitioners currently argue that there has been a growing reduction in the opportunities for creativity in the class room.
- The following YouTube video, entitled, Franchesca – Sustained Shared Thinking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmZsDfVTa8I offers an excellent example of Sustained Shared Thinking in practice.