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Davidson Films

Works: 282 works in 901 publications in 2 languages and 15,074 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Short films  Biographical films  Biography  Interviews  Science films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 155.413
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Davidson Films
Piaget's developmental theory : an overview by David Elkind( Visual )

98 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,492 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
Vygotsky's Developmental Theory : an Introduction by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 809 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
B.F. Skinner : a Fresh Appraisal by Murray Sidman( Visual )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other than Freud, no psychologist has been so discussed, critiqued, and, at times, maligned as B. F. Skinner. Using both archival and newer film, this program takes a penetrating look at who Skinner was and what he really said in his 20 books. Skinner's specialized terminology is introduced in context so students will understand how it was intended to be used and the research that produced it. In addition, the video lays to rest some myths and credits Skinner with contributions not often attributed to him. Murray Sidman, a colleague of Skinner's and thoughtful practitioner of behavioral analysis, narrates
Maria Montessori, her life and legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born more than 25 years before Piaget or Vygotsky, Maria Montessori understood the constructivistic nature of all learning. Montessori's conception of the changing roles the classroom environment and teacher should play for students of various ages is presented in this program through carefully shot film of toddler, preschool, elementary school, and secondary school classes at work in accredited Montessori schools. Students will also learn about Dr. Montessori's own dramatic life through archival visuals and will be challenged to consider what they think are the components of exemplary educational practice
Erik H. Erikson : A Life's Work by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the 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 film combines biographical information about Erikson 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
Aging successfully : the psychological aspects of growing old by Paul B Baltes( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how people can age successfully to live fulfilling lives through the processes of selection, optimization, and compensation
Building mathematical competencies in early childhood( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film deals with the WHY's, WHAT's, and HOW's of including rich, developmentally appropriate mathematics experiences for young children in Pre-Kindergarten classrooms
Adolescent Cognition : Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 533 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
Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 532 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. 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
Bandura's social cognitive theory : an introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treading new ground in the field of social psychology, Albert Bandura's work has become basic to an understanding of how social forces influence individuals, small groups and large groups. From his early BoBo doll experiments through his work with phobias, to his recent work on self-efficacy, Bandura has given us a sense of how people actively shape their own lives and those of others. Utilizing archival materials and newly shot visuals, students will be introduced to the vocabulary and innovative methods of this influential thinker. Dr. Bandura's narration imbues this video with his compelling presentation style and intellectual authority
How children learn by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1197 and 2011 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how people learn by taking in new information and acquiring new skills
Mary Ainsworth : attachment and the growth of love by Robert S Marvin( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 435 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
On old age. a conversation with Joan Erikson at 92( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Joan M. Erikson describes her search for a better living situation for her frail husband, Erik H. Erikson, and then presents a poignant recounting of his subsequent death. She uses these experiences to suggest strategies to meet the physical and emotional needs of the fragile elderly and to support those who work with them. With a personal understanding of the challenges of old age, Mrs. Erikson revisits the eighth stage of the life cycle and proposes a new ninth stage for the changes that face the extremely elderly. The program concludes with Mrs. Erikson describing the difficulties of living into one's 90s without losing what she calls one's indomitable core
Building literacy competencies in early childhood by Deborah Leong( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the building of reading skills at an early age. Illustrates the development of several cognitive, physical and emotional competencies necessary to learn to read and write and the specialized vocabulary that describes them
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marian Diamond's research indicates that given the right conditions, the brain continues to grow all during life and not just in the early years. In this program, Dr. Diamond presents a summary of her research and its practical implications in her cordial, accessible manner. Topics include research into the genetic components of Alzheimer's disease, the exciting discoveries that the brain can generate new neurons, her research into the brain's role in autoimmune disorders, and data from longitudinal studies of aging nuns. In addition, she provides suggestions for applying this knowledge and shares her own fitness plan to keep her body--including her brain--healthy
These Vital Years : a Conversation with Betty Friedan at 76( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 339 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
William James : The Psychology of Possibility by John J McDermott( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William James, more than anyone else, was responsible for introducing the wide range of topics that now make up the broad field of psychology. This program presents some of James's most important formulations, including his discussions of habit, consciousness, will, and religious experience, as well as what he referred to as the fringe of experience: the hunches, inexpressible feelings, and haunting memories that influence thoughts and actions. An interview with a young recovering alcoholic and an account of James's own struggle with suicidal depression make this video an emotionally moving experience as well as an instructional one for students
Using What We Know : Applying Piaget's Developmental Theory( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opening line of this upbeat program is "Teaching is both an art and a science." Filmed in three disparate but remarkable classrooms, the video illustrates how effective learning takes place when teachers combine their knowledge of child development, subject matter, and cognitive psychology. The three teachers combine music and graphic arts with reading, writing, and mathematics lessons in order to fully engage their students' minds
Human brain development : nature and nurture, with Helen Neville, Ph. D.( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fascinating interplay of genetic predispositions and experience in the development of the brain after birth is demonstrated in this program filmed at the Brain Development Laboratory at the University of Oregon. Three profiles of plasticity are depicted with compelling footage of behavioral, MRI, and EEG research into the development of visual perception and language acquisition from infancy through old age. A congenitally Deaf young woman, university students with unimpaired hearing, and lively preschool children participate in controlled studies that illustrate both how neuroscience research is conducted and how all brains change over time and circumstance
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