Research and explain how current practice is influenced by Theories of development

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Research and explain how current practice is influenced by Theories of development include; Piaget – Intellectual, Freud – psychoanalytic, Maslow – Humanist, Bandura – Social Learning, Skinner – Operant Conditioning, Watson – Behaviourist. Also explain how you holistically use these theories to work together e.g. EYFS – Holistic approach to learning is known as social pedagogy The theorist whose theory is physical development is Arnold Gesell. His theory is that most physical skills cannot be taught but is programmed in our genetics, which means we will learn different physical skills when our body is ready to. In our setting, we support this by encouraging children but not forcing them to develop a physical skill. We…show more content…
However, staffs are aware that our behavioral modifications will only work effectively if parents apply them at home as well To monitor children’s development, schools use formal testing - SATS as well as internal school tests which record a child’s academic attainment and intellectualdevelopment. As a teaching assistant I may be asked to observe a child whose development is causing concern and feedback to the teacher. I would always record information and feed back to parents about the outcome of our findings via the teacher. Observations of test results would be compared against the expected norms and milestones of developmental age statistics. I would use feedback from parents to then check with class teacher, who would discuss with others involved within school. They would look if any further action or interventions were required which I would implement as advised by teaching staff. With an older child I would involve him or her (according to their age and understanding) in any assessment of their development - so recording their feelings wishes and views. I would observe them in different contexts (depending on which areas of their development I was looking at - for example social developments observe in playground, in group and individual settings). I would also take into account their culture and any issues; a child or young person may have educational needs but these may not be creating delayed development, for example their first language may
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