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Davidson Films

Works: 284 works in 868 publications in 2 languages and 14,860 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 )

86 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,477 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 )

26 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. Development, according to Vygotsky, cannot be separated from its social context: it is misleading to evaluate children only on what they accomplish independently
B.F. Skinner : a Fresh Appraisal by Murray Sidman( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appraisal of the life and accomplishments of B.F. Skinner
Maria Montessori, her life and legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 619 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
Erik H. Erikson : A Life's Work by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 579 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developmental psychologists Paul and Margret Baltes proposed a model of adaptive competence for the entire life span, but the emphasis here is on old age. In this program, the Baltes illustrate their SOC (selection, optimization, and compensation) model with engaging vignettes of senior citizens leading fulfilling lives, including writers Betty Friedan and Joan Erikson and dancer Bud Mercer. Segments of the cognitive tests used in assessing the mental abilities of older people are shown as the Baltes discuss personality components that generally lead to positive aging experiences
Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 535 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 video 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"--Container
Adolescent Cognition : Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 530 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
Bandura's social cognitive theory : an introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 497 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 )

15 editions published between 1197 and 2011 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using animation and jargon-free narration, this charming film summarizes what is currently known about learning from brain research, cognitive development research and contemporary educational practice. Animation depicts the firing of synapses, the growth of dendrites and the concept of the brain plasticity, making the point that learning is as basic a human activity as breathing or eating. Designed to be used as an introduction to discussion of school and teaching practices, this film also serves as an introduction to the study of learning in introductory education and psychology classes
On old age. a conversation with Joan Erikson at 92( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Erikson speaks of changes in the two years since her first narrative on old age, speaking of her experiences with a new living situation and her husband's death. Using these experiences she reflects on the difficulties of being old and suggests strategies of caregiving to meet the physical and emotional needs of the fragile aged, which are largely ignored by society in the United States. The eighth life cycle is revisited and an additional ninth stage is proposed
Building literacy competencies in early childhood by Deborah Leong( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 421 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
Building mathematical competencies in early childhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 401 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
Play : a Vygotskian approach by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 382 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 )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 379 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
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 376 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
These Vital Years : a Conversation with Betty Friedan at 76( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betty Friedan, who originally gained fame for her pivotal role in the Women⁰́₉s Movement of the 1960s and ⁰́₉70s, 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
Older brains, new connections : a conversation with Marian Diamond at 73( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 319 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
William James : The Psychology of Possibility by John J McDermott( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 308 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 )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses teaching techniques and curriculum planning based upon Piaget's theories of child development. Focuses on the physical organization and rules of the classroom, the personality of the teacher, and the importance of the teacher's understanding of the child's learning process at each stage of development. Features three teachers cited as exemplary examples of these principles
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