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1.4 Rights

Rights is a word that is used in different ways. Lawyers use it to indicate that a person is entitled to something, for example not to be dismissed unfairly from their job or to sue for damages if they have been sold faulty goods. Others sometimes talk of rights when they are making a moral claim, for example that they ought to be allowed to demonstrate or that a particular law is unjust or unfair. In this unit we use rights primarily in the first sense, i.e. when we are talking about the act
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6.3 Responding to need

How adults react to babies’ needs will depend on a number of things. These include how relaxed they feel about being a carer and what they have learned from their own childhood about caring for babies. It also includes what is considered to be good childcare practice at the time, wider cultural expectations about bringing up children, and their particular feelings and relationship with the baby in question. A mother or father who has an idea of how they think babies ought to behave and what
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2.3 Mia's first birthday

It is Mia's first birthday. After a birthday tea and before her bedtime the Family sit down with their photograph albums and watch a video made around the time of her birth. The Family look back to that time and share their experiences of birth and what they noticed she could do.

Activity 3: Mia's birth

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3.2 Types of placement in foster care

The Nottinghamshire Pathfinder Trust (2005) describe the following different types of placement in foster care

  • Short-term placements may be chosen for example, when there are relationship difficulties between parents and children or when the principal carers or parents have serious health problems. Placements can vary from an overnight stay to one of several weeks.

  • Support foster care offers short breaks to parents and ch
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1 Unit overview

The focus of this unit is young people's health and wellbeing, a topic that has received much attention from commentators and policy makers in recent years.

Specifically, the unit will set out to answer the following core questions:

  • How has young people's health been constructed in public and policy discourse in recent years, and what are the implications for young people and those who work with them?

  • What might an alternative,
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References

Bruer, J. T. (1999) ‘In search of … brain-based education’, Kappa Professional Journal, Phi Delta Kappa International: http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kbru9905.htm
Catherwood, D. (2000) ‘New views on the young brain: offerings from developmental psychology to early childhood education’, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, vol. 1, no. 1.
Ellers, F.,
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1 Play, Learning and the Brain

‘Teaching and learning are an odyssey into the neural architecture of the human brain.’

‘A baby is born with over 100 billion brain cells. At birth only 25% of the brain is developed. By age three 90% of the brain is developed.’

(Catherwood, 2000)

‘Brain-based learning’ (BBL) is receiving increasing attention in the popular and professional fields. But what exactly is it? Befo
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4.6 Evaluating constructivism

Piaget's theory was revolutionary in many respects. It recognised that children thought differently to adults. The view that learning is an individual and constructive process differed sharply from the prevailing climate of behaviourism when it was published. However, the experimental tasks that Piaget used to establish his theory have been subjected to criticism. Subsequent research, most notably by Donaldson (1978), has shown that under certain conditions young children are able to operate
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2.3 Operant conditioning

According to behaviourism, all behaviour is learned and maintained by its consequences. B. F. Skinner (1905–1990) devised apparatus and methods for studying these effects. Figure 3 shows a ‘Skinner Box’ designed for use with a rat. The early behaviourists often examined animal learning and th
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Developing Innovative Leaders: The Role of Action Learning part 2 of 2

Yury Boshyk, Global Executive Learning Network

Katherine Hoepfner-Karle, Covidien

Valerie Marsick, Columbia University

Wanda Orlikowski, MIT Sloan


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1.3.1 The importance of friendship

When children are asked about the things that are important in their experience of education one factor appears to be important above all others – friendship.

In a study of 2,527 children in 500 primary and secondary schools in one local education authority (LEA) in the north-west of England 62.8 per cent stated that happiness at school was the result of friendships (Whittaker, Kenworthy and Crabtree, 1998). This included best friends and also friendly teachers and other friendly pupi
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1.6.5 E. Worker as institutional reformer

The problem for young people is the way they are excluded and oppressed by the main institutions of society. Few are really listened to at school – and certainly not about how they could be better taught. Many are oppressed by the forces of law and order – and even by local community groups who are threatened by often harmless if boisterous behaviour. The job market wants to slot them into dead-end jobs. The doctors often treat them as appendages of their parents. These institutions need
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1.2 Actions

In Activity 1 below, the purpose is to observe and identify some of the actions or interventions that adults make in their day-to-day work with young people. Some examples of these individual actions are:

  • making contact

  • listening

  • suggesting

  • giving information

  • challenging assumptions.

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