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Davidson Films

Works: 316 works in 1,028 publications in 1 language and 15,383 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 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Jean Piaget has become the foundation of developmental psychology and the basis for changes in educational practice. In this program, David Elkind - author of The Hurried Child and Miseducation and a student of Piaget - explores the roots of Piaget's work and outlines important vocabulary and concepts that structure much of the study of child development. Using both archival film of Dr. Piaget and newer sequences of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of varied ages, the video can serve equally as an introduction or a review of Piaget's developmental theory, its scope, and its content
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 665 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
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 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Paul and Margret Baltes discuss their model of adaptive competence in old age. They also discuss 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

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
Building mathematical competencies in early childhood( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 637 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: WHY? Research indicates the long lasting educational benefits young children take with them from positive introductions to key math concepts and ways of thinking quantitatively. WHAT? The film illustrates several BIG ideas that should be the focus of early math experiences as presented by experts from the Early Math Collaborative, formerly the Early Mathematics Education Project of Erikson Institute. HOW? Lively footage of five very different Pre-K classrooms demonstrates how foundational math can be joyful incorporated in both informal and planned activities
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 interviews, looks at the life and work of psychoanalyst Erik Erikson, including his "social" contribution to the biopsychosocial model; his insistence on ethical perspectives in psychology; and his contributions to developmental psychology, namely his eight stages of life incorporating conflict as a process natural to the human condition
Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory : an Introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 587 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
Adolescent Cognition Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Referring to the work of Piaget, Erikson, and Goffman as well as to the studies of David Elkind, this program looks at the intellectual, emotional, and social consequences resulting from adolescent changes in thinking - a transition that can create social and emotional difficulties. The video includes footage of a public middle school and structured interviews illustrating the intellectual challenges of this period of life when adolescents are constructing personal identities and new mental capacities
Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 507 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. David 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
Mary Ainsworth : attachment and the growth of love by Robert S Marvin( Visual )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 446 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 443 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 428 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 373 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
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 367 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 363 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
Older brains, new connections : a conversation with Marian Diamond at 73( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 361 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
Using What We Know : Applying Piaget's Developmental Theory( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 310 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
Human Brain Development Nature and Nurture, with Helen Neville, Ph.D.( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 304 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 303 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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