PRACTICE GUIDE: EARLY YEARS PIONEERS
Nursery World's series on the early years pioneers that have shaped current practice, including Piaget, Froebel and Margaret McMillan - an essential resource for students and practitioners alike.
He died young, but Russian theorist Vygotsky helped to inform practice in many ways, says Linda Pound
Following the death earlier this year of the influential psychologist Jerome Bruner, Linda Pound looks at his theories, achievements and their enduring impact on...
Linda Pound explores ‘creativity guru’ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s theory of flow and looks at its potential in early years practice
Margaret (1860-1931) and Rachel (1859-1917) McMillan made real advances in early childcare, and their ideas still resonate today, says Linda Pound
Some common teaching methods take their cues from behaviourist theory. Linda Pound looks at the work of one of its key proponents.
Although not a childcare expert, the French philosopher Rousseau has had a far-reaching influence on our ideas about childhood, says Professor J Eric Wilkinson
The once-radical teachings of Friedrich Froebel about early development were so fundamental that today we take them for granted, says Professor Kevin J Brehony
The interaction of children's development with larger aspects of society was the focus of Urie Bronfenbrenner's research and theory, writes Professor Tricia David...
Mia Kellmer Pringle's exemplary work in founding the National Children's Bureau is described by Gillian Pugh
The work of Ferre Laevers and the Experiential Education approach is considered by Professor Christine Pascal
Margaret Donaldson furthered our understanding of young children's need to see the sense behind the tasks we set them, as Professor Tricia David explains
Storytelling and storyacting animate Vivian Gussin Paley's observations of children at play, writes Ruth Thomson