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Magna Systems

Works: 548 works in 1,278 publications in 1 language and 14,410 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Short films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Instructional films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Publisher, Producer
Classifications: HQ767.9, 305.231
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Most widely held works by Magna Systems
Preschoolers( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using footage of preschoolers in the classroom and interviews with teachers and caregivers, this program delivers a detailed overview of the cognitive development that takes place between the ages of three and five. It also gives suggestions for activities that foster cognitive development
Middle childhood (overview)( Visual )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at the development of the 'sense of self' in middle childhood. It covers social cognition, the impact of family relationships on social and emotional development, before and after school childcare, the formation and function of the peer group and the role of the school
Theories of development( Visual )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This module is an overview of theory in action. Theories include: cognitive, psychosexual, psychosocial, behaviorist, social learning, and sociocultural. The video explains the concept of the "whole child" and shows how theories tend to focus on only part. Examples are given of how one theory can contradict another. Theorists include: Piaget, Freud, Erickson, Gesell, Skinner, Vygotsky
Adolescence by Eric Bitoun( Visual )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the search adolescents must make for their social and emotional identities. Religious and political identity are also considered. Teens talk about the positives and negatives of peer pressure, as well as what parenting styles do to contribute to the forming of their identity
Language development by Uniview Productions( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the development of lanaguage from infancy through middle childhood. Early communication through the cry, gestures and sounds, gradually unfolds in to spoken language that explains, problem solves and facilitates thought
I'm normal, you're weird : understanding other cultures( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the differences between the world's cultures and how different interpretations of same or similar actions or reactions can affect abilities of people to interact successfully
The developing child( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides basic information on the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children
Prenatal Development by Genevieve Clapp( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the three stages of prenatal development, reviews the organs and structures that nourish and protect the fetus, and discusses the influences that external factors have on prenatal development
Science : anytime, anyplace( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how children learn scientific concepts by engaging in activities in their natural environment. Demonstrates the teacher's role in providing the materials and organizing the environment so that experiential learning can take place
Newborn by Constantin Brancusi( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the neonatal period (first four weeks): appearance of the infant, examinations and tests administered, and schedules
The Developing child : a guide to study by Rhoda Olenick( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The workbook topics are integrated with the video modules of the Developing child series. Each module contains, overview, questions to consider, vocabulary, instructional objectives, and a self-test
Middle Childhood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the growth and development of the middle childhood years, a time when children move into a world peopled by peers and teachers. The three titles are supplemented by modules 25-27 in the workbook
Observation by Sheila Rossan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the reasons for observing children, techniques, basic components of naturalistic observations, and difficulties of observing and recording
Play : [Significant areas of development] by Jörg Köppl( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play is fun! But it has a serious side, too: we take a look at the social and educational importance of play in all areas of a child's development. How children play, what they play, and the significance of their play are demonstrated in real-life sequences. And while children will always play on their own, a savvy teacher makes a world of difference. By guiding their students, teachers can enhance the benefits of play for these young learners. Experts on the subject offer viewers a wealth of practical advice and direction in a format useful for both novice teachers and experienced educators looking to learn the latest research and brush up on their skills
Self identity and sex role development( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the time a child is first capable of self-realization, he or she begins to ask, 'Who am I?' The development of self-identity begins in infancy, and by middle childhood a sense of self is well-established. Viewers will see children at play and witness how they interact with their peers as well as the teachers and other adults in their lives. During this period, through their own observations and the words and actions of those around them, children acquire ethnic and racial identities. Preschoolers explore gender roles in their play, and older children grapple with the issue of gender stereotyping. Throughout this growth process, teachers and parents are integral in helping children form their own identities and understand how they fit into the world around them. Self Identity & Sex Role Development illustrates ways in which teachers and administrators can help their students grow into healthy, well-adjusted adults
Investing in caring relationships( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the importance of investing in caring relationships. When the infant or toddler is in child care away from parents, the child needs a caregiver who provides time, focus and consistency, shows responsiveness, and communicates with the child in many ways. The child thrives with this impact of emotional investment by the caregiver. When parents and caregivers join together in planning for the child they form a team that has long-lasting impact on the child, parent and caregiver
Moral development I : concept and theory( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is morality? What do we mean when we speak of a moral code, moral judgment and moral intelligence? This program examines the concept of morality and defines key terms often used when invoking it. Live-action video examples and interviews illustrate for the viewer the complexities involved in helping young people develop a sense of "right" and "wrong." Key values fundamental to most moral codes, such as duty, justice and self-control, are explored, and viewers are shown how those values develop throughout childhood and adolescence. The principle theories of moral development are covered, including psychoanalysis, sociobiology, social learning and cognitive learning
Emergent literacy : origins and skills( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These modules show childen ages three to five, with teachers and parents in a variety of settings engaged in activities which support the growth of literacy
Study of the child( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do early child educators and parents need to understand the educational theories of philosophers from three hundred years ago? Viewers will learn theories that will give them a foundation to build their own philosophy of education. Create your own personalized educational practice: learn the theories of John Locke, who believed children are different and education should be individualised. Understand what Jean-Jacques Rousseau meant by children learning through natural consequences. See how Johann Pestalozzi pioneered the use of learning through concrete objects and apply the principles of Frederick Froebel, who began the kindergarten movement. (Magna Systems, USA)
Moral development II : learning to be moral( Visual )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergence of moral behavior takes place from infancy through adolescence. The major influence on the moral development of the child is the model provided by the parents. Religious instruction and schools also play a role in the development of moral values during childhood
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