Introducing Bruner: A Guide for Practitioners and Students by Sandra Smidt

By Sandra Smidt

Sandra Smidt takes the reader on a trip throughout the key strategies of Jerome Bruner, an important determine within the box of early schooling whose paintings has spanned nearly a century. His wide-ranging and leading edge ideas of early studying and educating are unpicked right here utilizing daily language and the hyperlinks among his rules and people of alternative key thinkers of the 20 th and twenty-first centuries are revealed.



Introducing Bruner is the significant other quantity to Introducing Vygotsky and is a useful paintings for a person concerned with teenagers within the early years. The advent of Bruner's key innovations is by means of dialogue of the consequences of those for instructing and studying. This available textual content is illustrated all through with examples drawn from real-life early years settings and the strategies mentioned include:




  • how kids gather language



  • how young children come to make experience in their international via narrative



  • the importance of play to learning



  • the significance of tradition and context



  • the function of memory



  • what should still kids study: the spiral curriculum



  • how may still young children study: scaffolding and interaction.


The ebook additionally appears, crucially, at what these operating or concerned with teenagers can examine from Bruner, and features a important word list of terminology. This attention-grabbing perception in to the lifestyles and paintings of a key determine in early years schooling is vital interpreting for a person involved in the training and improvement of younger children.

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