Theories Of Development And Development Influence Current Practice

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2.3 Explain how theories of development and frameworks to support development influence current practice. Theories of development and frameworks to support development are incredibly important to us when working with children. They help us to understand children, how they react to things, situations, their behaviour and the way they learn. Different theories and ways of working with children have come together to provide frameworks for children’s care, such as Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which is used within all child care settings. This encourages us to work together, help and check the development of babies, children and young people, to keep them healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure a child is ready for…show more content…
His ‘cognitive developmental theory’ suggests 4 major areas of development (sensorimeter, preoperational, concrete operational and formal operational). Piaget’s theories allow us to take the ideas of ‘schema’ into practice and use it to effectively plan for the development of a child. using these schemas we can assess where and how a child is currently learning and plan activities and observations to help them develop to the next stage. Piaget was the most influential theorist of the 70s and 80s; he dominated the study of child development. • Albert Bandura (social learning): - Claimed that humans are cognitive beings (concerned with acquiring knowledge). Individual’s process information from the environment and this plays a major role on their learning and development. This is called the ‘Social Learning Theory’. Bandura’s approach is influential in the analysis of media violence on children and the treatment of behaviour problems and…show more content…
When you have fulfilled one you can move on to the next. For example the longer a person goes without food the more hungry they will become. These low level basic needs must be met before progressing onto higher level growth. This would have an effect on a child because if their basic needs were not meet it would have an impact on their development. • Freud (Psychoanalytic):- He believed that the personality develops through a series of stages. The idea that early experiences affect adult life has importance for anyone caring for a child. He proposed that individuals are driven by motives and emotions of which they are largely unaware. He believed that we shaped by early experiences in life. Freudian thinking is deeply embedded in our culture and constantly influences our view of human nature, but his ideas are now widely

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