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Davidson Films

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Works: 316 works in 1,028 publications in 1 language and 15,309 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Short films  Biographical films  Biographies  Interviews  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works about Davidson Films
 
Most widely held works by Davidson Films
Piaget's Developmental Theory An Overview by David Elkind( Visual )

37 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. Serves as an introduction to Piaget's work
Vygotsky's Developmental Theory An Introduction by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 810 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 )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appraisal of the life and accomplishments of B.F. Skinner
Aging successfully : the psychological aspects of growing old by Paul B Baltes( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 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
Maria Montessori Her Life and Legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 638 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
Building mathematical competencies in early childhood( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The mathematical skills children bring with them to elementary school predict both their mathematical and literacy achievement for years to come. In this video, experts from Erikson Institutes's Early Mathematics Education Project discuss approaches to creating rich, developmentally appropriate math experiences for young children. Lively footage from three pre-K classrooms in the Chicago public school system, a Head Start program on Chicago's South Side, and a private preschool in a Chicago suburb illustrates how foundational math can be joyfully incorporated into both informal and planned activities."--Container
Erik H. Erikson : a Life's Work by Margaret Brenman-Gibson( Visual )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival materials and newer footage, this program 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. The video combines biographical information about Erikson with his theoretical proposals to give viewers an understanding of the relationship between the life experience of a theorist and the work that he produced. Narrated by Erikson's colleague Margaret Brenman-Gibson and Ruthie Mickles
Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory : an Introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 586 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
Adolescent Cognition Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 528 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 505 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
Mary Ainsworth : attachment and the growth of love by Robert S Marvin( Visual )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 444 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 440 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 )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 424 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
William James : the Psychology of Possibility by John J McDermott( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents some of James's most important formulations, including his discussions of habit, consciousness, will, and religious experience"--Container
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 365 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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 360 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 360 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
Using What We Know : Applying Piaget's Developmental Theory( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 309 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 303 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
Discovering the Human Brain New Pathways to Neuroscience, with Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the resources of the UCLA Brain Mapping Center, this program illustrates the development of neuroscience from its classical reliance on information from brain injuries and autopsies through current-day insights discovered with electronic microscopes, EEG equipment, PET scans, and MRI machines. Examples of research that utilizes these tools are presented, including a study on the role of mirror neurons in autism and the mapping of a woman's several language centers before surgery for a brain tumor. Animations and graphics review the gross anatomy of the brain and the actions of its neurons
 
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