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Davidson, Frances W.

Works: 61 works in 309 publications in 1 language and 9,055 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Short films  Biographies  Biographical films  Interviews  Instructional films  History 
Roles: Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, Director, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frances W Davidson
Erik H. Erikson : a Life's Work by Margaret Brenman-Gibson( Visual )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by Erikson's colleague, Margaret Brenman-Gibson, Ph. D. and Ruthie Mickles, Ph. D. Using archival materials, 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
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
Aging successfully : the psychological aspects of growing old by Paul B Baltes( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 633 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
How children learn by Frances W Davidson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1197 and 2016 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Factors that lead to school success are presented in a model that reflects the work of Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky without mentioning them by name. This video can thus serve as a starting point for a range of audiences interested in educational matters but leery of jargon-filled expositions
On old age. a conversation with Joan Erikson at 92( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 533 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
Making sense of sensory information( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because seeing is so important to human functioning, efforts to understand how perceptions are generated have most often focused on vision. Based on research in cognitive neuroscience, this program explores the challenge of explaining visual perception. The video includes an overview of the human visual system, illustrated with animated graphics and live action footage, and describes, using a series of engaging optical demonstrations, the profound technical and philosophical challenges scientists face in attempting to explain perception. The program ends with a thought-provoking discussion of the essential role of human experience in determining what we perceive
Vygotsky's Developmental Theory An Introduction by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Lev Vygotsky is increasingly cited as we reconsider the theory and practice of constructivist education. This program introduces the life, vocabulary and concepts of Lev Vygotsky. The video illustrates four basic concepts integral to his work: Children construct knowledge, learning can lead development, development cannot be separated from its social context, and language plays a central role in cognitive development. Elena Bodrova brings an easy familiarity to these concepts. Deborah Leong's commentary and the lively classroom examples enable students, teachers in training, and classroom teachers to incorporate these concepts into their understanding of child development
Maria Montessori Her Life and Legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 464 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 still in use today around the world. This DVD presents the basic premises of that educational practice and shows how it is carried out in current schools
Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 401 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 2016 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is not just teenage bodies that undergo tremendous changes in adolescence; young minds begin working in new ways that sometimes cause awkward situations just as do the newly elongated legs or deeper voices. 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. These changes permit new ways of reasoning and enable students to take on much more challenging materials, but sometimes the transition results in inconsistent forms of thinking that create social and emotional difficulties. The film includes newly shot film 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
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 356 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 )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 337 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
Play : a Vygotskian approach by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 309 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. Identifies the necessary components to play
How children learn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic program uses brain research, cognitive development research, and educational practice as windows into the process of learning. Animation depicts the firing of synapses, the growth of dendrites, and the concept of brain plasticity, making the point that learning is as basic a human activity as breathing or eating. Also, factors that lead to school success are presented in a model that reflects the work of Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky without mentioning them by name, so the video can serve as a starting point for a range of audiences interested in educational matters but leery of jargon-filled expositions
Building literacy competencies in early childhood by Deborah Leong( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the growing reliance on computer-based communication and the return of public interest in early schooling, much attention is being paid to the attainment of literacy. Filmed in several multicultural preschool and kindergarten classrooms, this program reviews underlying cognitive, social, and physical requirements for all formal education and then presents the literacy-specific understandings and skills that have been widely cited but not always adequately described. Growing Minds presents an integrated vision of how the precursors of literacy stem from appropriate experiences provided by thoughtful adults to the children in their care
Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory : an Introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 266 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
The emotional brain : an introduction to affective neuroscience by Hannah Frances Davidson( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Physiological studies in the mid-twentieth century, based largely on animals, and more recent neuroimaging studies of humans have uncovered hard evidence that neural circuits support emotional experience. Affective neuroscience thus blends the insights of psychology with methods from neuroscience."--Container
On Old Age. a Conversation with Joan Erikson at 90( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom and integrity are something that other people may see in an old person, but it's not what that old person is feeling. That's what kind of roused me up to see what it was that old people do feel and what they have to face ... With the above quote, Joan M. Erikson begins a frank and personal re-examination of the last stage of the life cycle. She and her husband Erik Erikson formulated their eight stage life cycle theory during their middle years, and Mrs. Erikson believes they tended to romanticize the eighth stage in which she is now living. This film was shot in 1993 when Mrs. Erikson was about to celebrate her 90th birthday. With great grace, humor and some feistiness, Mrs. Erikson takes on a wide range of topics from forgetfulness, coping with physical limitations and facing death. The film is a thought-provoking experience for everyone interested in developmental psychology and for all who live or work with an older person, or are planning to be old themselves
These Vital Years A Conversation with Betty Friedan at 76( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betty Friedan originally gained fame for her important role in the Women's Movement of the 1960's and 1970's. She continued to be an insightful and often pithy social critic until her passing. In this film, she discusses the research she has done about the myths and realities of aging, and her personal experience of being over seventy. Her zesty style of speaking and her sharp analysis of the mistaken beliefs we have so long accepted about aging make this film a stimulating and provocative experience
B. F. Skinner A Fresh Appraisal by Murray Sidman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of Skinner's theory of behaviourism, focusing on operant behaviour, shaping, reinforcement and selection by consequences. Using both archival and new footage, this DVD takes a new look at who Skinner was, and what he really said in his twenty books. Like other thinkers who broke new ground, Skinner had to invent his own vocabulary to describe the phenomena he was studying. His terms are introduced in context so the student understands how they were intended to be used and the research that produced them
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