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Davidson, John M.

Works: 26 works in 249 publications in 1 language and 9,866 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Short films  Biographical films  Biographies  Interviews  Instructional films  History 
Roles: Director, Cinematographer , Film editor, dir, Performer
Classifications: AE5, E
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Most widely held works by John M Davidson
Erik H. Erikson : a Life's Work by Margaret Brenman-Gibson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 874 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 literacy competencies in early childhood by Deborah Leong( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in several multicultural preschool and kindergarten classrooms, this film reviews the underlying cognitive, social and physical requirements for all formal education and then presents the literacy specific understandings and skills that are being widely cited, but not always adequately described
Growing Minds : cognitive development in early childhood by David Elkind( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. 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
Building mathematical competencies in early childhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 636 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
John Dewey -- his life and work by Larry A Hickman( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dewey wrote extensively about philosophy, psychology, education, political science, and the arts. In his very full 92 years of life (1859-1952), he not only wrote about the breadth of life, he participated in it as a teacher, social critic, political activist and involved family man. This fully produced video introduces students to his philosophy and his critical studies of education, the arts and the implications of democracy for the lives of individuals and their communities
Vygotsky's Developmental Theory An Introduction by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 609 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
Maria Montessori Her Life and Legacy by Annette M Haines( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 588 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
Aging successfully : the psychological aspects of growing old by Paul B Baltes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 495 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
B. F. Skinner A Fresh Appraisal by Murray Sidman( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appraisal of the life and accomplishments of B.F. Skinner
Nourishing language development in early childhood by Alice S Honig( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the basic aspects of language, how language is acquired by young children, and strategies for nourishing early language acquisition
Play : a Vygotskian approach by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film offers both theoretical and practical perspectives on dramatic play. Using enchanting sequences of young children playing house, doctor's office, rescue squadron, and trick or treating, the theoretical positions of Lev Vygotsky and other prominent theorists have taken in systematically studying play are illustrated. This film carefully reviews the traditional ways of studying play: the Freudian-Eriksonian emphasis on its emotional content, the Piagetian view of its importance in symbolic representation and the social psychological approach of looking at how play contributes to socialization. Lev Vygotsky's unique contribution of seeing play as an arena in which a child can begin to master her own behavior is carefully detailed. The video ends with practical suggestions for fostering high level play in early childhood settings
Scaffolding, self-regulated learning in the primary grades by Elena Bodrova( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even for the children who have spent much of the early years in group care, the transition to a real school is a major step. Each September we renew our hopes. These young children will become independent, self directed learners who will pursue educational avidly through out their there life times. But all too often, the happy anticipation of parents, students and teachers turns quickly to frustration when learning does not occur in hope for ways
On old age. a conversation with Joan Erikson at 92( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 397 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
The emotional brain : an introduction to affective neuroscience by Hannah Frances Davidson( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotions color our everyday individual existence and shape all aspects of our interpersonal and intellectual experiences. In this film, animations and fMRI images introduce students to what we now know about the sub-cortical emotional circuits in the brain and chemical processes that produce our emotional responses and contribute to our decision making and mental health. Live action sequences, both in laboratory and real life situations, illustrate Dr. Knutson's research on risk taking and provide intriguing examples of the factors involved in the interplay of affect and reason in making choices
Making sense of sensory information( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 376 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
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
William James : the Psychology of Possibility by John J McDermott( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the first professors of psychology in the United States and the author of its first comprehensive book, William James with his openness to the breath of human experience and possibility established the wide scope of psychology. In his book, The principles of psychology, he considered virtually every human behavior, emotion, attitude, and way of experiencing. Even though he died in this house 100 years ago, his discussions of human perceiving, thinking, feeling and acting resonate today, not only in the form of study of psychology, but also can have great relevance to how we construct our own individual lives
Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory : an Introduction by Albert Bandura( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 286 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
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
Adolescent Cognition Thinking in a New Key by David Elkind( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 185 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
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