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Davidson Films

Works: 232 works in 795 publications in 1 language and 14,334 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Documentary films  Internet videos  Short films  Interviews  Filmed interviews  History 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: AE5, 155.418
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Most widely held works by Davidson Films
Vygotsky's developmental theory an introduction by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in classrooms. Focuses on the centrality of social context to development in Vygotsky's thought and argues that it is misleading to evaluate children only on what they accomplish independently. Illustrates four basic concepts from Vygotsky's work: children construct knowledge, learning can lead to development, development cannot be separated from its social context, and language plays a central role in mental development
Piaget's developmental theory an overview( Visual )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Frequently cited as the most influential psychologist of the 20th century, Jean Piaget opened new areas of research with his interest in the evolution of thought processes. This production introduces the methods, specialized vocabulary and professional development of this eminent thinker. Watching children respond to the classical Piagetian tasks enables students to undrestand the concepts involved
Growing minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing in human experience is quite so astonishing as the enormous changes that occur during the five short years that transform the newborn into the actively curious, exploring kindergartner. This film examines the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, illuminating the similarities and differences of their contributions to our understanding of the cognitive development of young children. Dr. David Elkind uses their research and his own work to look at three aspects of intellectual growth: reasoning, visual perception, and language use. Children are seen both in interview situations and busily participating in an accredited child care center to illustrate Dr. Elkind's points about their ever-changing intellectual abilities
B.F. Skinner a fresh appraisal by Murray Sidman( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appraisal of the life and accomplishments of B.F. Skinner
Erik H. Erikson a life's work : a film by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Using archival materials and newly shot footage, this film introduces students to the rich wisdom of Erik H. Erikson. Best known for his identification of eight stages of the life cycle, Erikson spent a lifetime observing and studying the way in which the interplay of genetics, cultural influences and unique experiences produces individual human lives. This video combines biographical information about Erkison with his theoretical proposals to give students an understanding of the relationship between the life experience of a theorist and the work that is produced
Maria Montessori, her life and legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the ideas she first developed in a day care center in the slums of Rome, Montessori developed a system of education that is in use today around the world
Adolescent cognition thinking in a new key by David Elkind( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referring to the work of Piaget, Erikson, Goffman and his own studies, David Elkind looks at the intellectual, emotional and social consequences that result from the changes in thinking as adolescents undergo the sometimes awkward transition into adult forms of thought
Play, a Vygotskian approach by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program based in part on a paper written by Lev Vygotsky ("Play and its role in the mental development of the child") in 1933. Assimilating ideas from other thinkers, insights on the role of play in the cognitive development of young children. Discusses the affective/emotional, cognitive and social benefits of play. Examines how Vygotsky traced the development of play in children from infancy through later childhood. Offers strategies for fostering quality play
Mary Ainsworth attachment and the growth of love by Robert S Marvin( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program reviews Mary Ainsworth's studies on attachment behavior and shows how attachment can lead to the growth of loving relationships
Building literacy competencies in early childhood by Deborah Leong( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the growing reliance on computer-based communication and the return of public interest in early schooling, much attention is being paid to the attainment of literacy. Filmed in several multicultural preschool and kindergarten classrooms, this program reviews underlying cognitive, social, and physical requirements for all formal education and then presents the literacy-specific understandings and skills that have been widely cited but not always adequately described. Growing Minds presents an integrated vision of how the precursors of literacy stem from appropriate experiences provided by thoughtful adults to the children in their care
Aging successfully the psychological aspects of growing old by Paul B Baltes( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how people can age successfully to live fulfilling lives through the processes of selection, optimization, and compensation
Using what we know applying Piaget's developmental theory in primary classrooms by David Elkind( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows three teachers working with their classes. Linda Wiezorek has a multi-aged group that is shown performing their operetta about Humphrey, the whale. Margie Wong has a multi-cultural class that is shown making number stories. Jeannette Amidon is shown teaching phonics to her class
Bandura's social cognitive theory an introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Albert Bandura presents his social cognitive theory of human behavior and includes footage of the Bobo doll experiment and his snake phobia work
How children learn by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1197 and 2011 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how people learn by taking in new information and acquiring new skills
On old age I : a conversation with Joan Erikson at 90 by Joan M Erikson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Joan Erikson at the ages of 90 discussing the problems and considerations that come with old age. Examines some of the concepts and ideas of Joan Erikson and Erik Erikson, an eminent post-Freudian psychologist
John Dewey an introduction to his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Overview of the life and work of the philosopher John Dewey, with emphasis on his analysis of human learning and writings on democracy
Older brains, new connections a conversation with Marian Diamond at 73( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Marian Diamond is widely recognized for her seminal work in the effects of enriched environments on brain growth in rats. She continues to teach and to do research in the area of neurophysiology, and her research indicates that the brain continues to grow all during life given the right conditions, rather than just in the early years. She presents an accessible summary of this research and its practical implications, discusses Alzheimer's Disease, and shares her fitness plan to keep her body and brain healthy"--Container
These Vital Years A Conversation with Betty Friedan at 76( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betty Friedan, who originally gained fame for her pivotal role in the Women's Movement of the 1960s and '70s, continued to be an insightful and outspoken social critic for the rest of her life. In this program, Friedan discusses the research she did about the myths and realities of aging and her personal experience of being over 70. Her zesty style of speaking and her sharp analysis of long-accepted yet mistaken beliefs about aging make this video a stimulating and provocative experience
Scaffolding, self-regulated learning in the primary grades by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on the ideas of Lev Vygotsky and Jerome Bruner, Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong worked with teachers in urban schools to foster self-regulated learning. This program presents both the theoretical underpinnings of their work and its results as viewers sit in on busy classrooms where students are being helped to take responsibility for their education. The video offers useful viewpoints on constructivist practice in elementary education
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