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Davidson Films

Overview
Works: 321 works in 830 publications in 2 languages and 14,605 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Short films  Biographical films  Biography  Interviews  Filmed interviews  History 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 155.418
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Most widely held works by Davidson Films
Piaget's developmental theory : an overview by David Elkind( Visual )

78 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,513 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 )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 692 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
Maria Montessori, her life and legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 594 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 )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival materials and newly shot footage, this film introduces 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 film combines biographical information about Erikson with his theoretical proposals to present an understanding of the relationship between the life experience of a theorist and the work that is produced
Adolescent Cognition : Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During adolescence, young minds begin working in fresh ways that permit new ways of reasoning that enable students to take on much more challenging materials. However, these transitions can result in inconsistent forms of thinking that create social and emotional difficulties. Referring to the work of Piaget, Erikson, Goffman and his own studies, David Elkind looks at the intellectual, emotional and social changes of this stage of life"--Container
Bandura's social cognitive theory : an introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 492 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
Aging successfully : psychological aspects of growing old by Paul B Baltes( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 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
How children learn by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

14 editions published between 1197 and 2011 in English and held by 461 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
Building literacy competencies in early childhood by Deborah Leong( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 408 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
On old age. a conversation with Joan Erikson at 92( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 398 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
Play : a Vygotskian approach by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in a classroom. Examines play and how it benefits cognitive and social skills and fulfills emotional needs. Covers the developmental path of play, touching on Piaget and Vygotsky. Identifies its necessary components. Addresses how to foster 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 376 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 mathematical competencies in early childhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 362 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
B.F. Skinner -- a fresh appraisal by Murray Sidman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appraisal of the life and accomplishments of B.F. Skinner
Older brains, new connections : a conversation with Marian Diamond at 73( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 299 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
Growing minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film compares theories of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget regarding the cognitive development of young children. Reasoning, visual perception and the use of language are examined by Dr. David Elkind to show how children's intellectual abilities change over time
Using What We Know : Applying Piaget's Developmental Theory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opening line of this upbeat program is ⁰́Teaching is both an art and a science.⁰́₊ 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 students⁰́₉ minds
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This production is organized around three topics: Dewey's analysis of learning, his understanding of truth as a process and his faith in democracy, thus reflecting the breadth and depth of his work
These Vital Years : a Conversation with Betty Friedan at 76( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 245 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
Human brain development : nature and nurture, with Helen Neville, Ph. D.( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 245 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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