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NaturePlay: Take Childhood Back

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Examines the differences between Scandinavia's nature-based education system which focuses on play, exploration, and innovation, and the test-driven culture of the American education system and its effect on children.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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Play: A Vygotskian Approach / With Elema Bodrova and Deborah Leong ; Producer, Frances W. Davidson ; Director, John M. Davidson ; Writer, Elena Bodrova, Deborah Leong

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Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in a classroom. Examines play and how it benefits cognitive and social skills and fulfills emotional needs. Identifies the necessary components to play.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Further Approaches to Learning

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Explores alternative approaches and explanations of learning. Emphasizes the recent move towards a Cognitive Theory of Learning and examines the current research in the area. Includes archival film featuring B.F. Skinner and Dr. Robert Epstein, who demonstrated apparent "insight" learning in pigeons using behaviorist techniques.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Learning in Context: Probing the Theories of Piaget and Vygotsky

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Presents recent work by developmental psychologists that emphasizes the influence of contextual factors in learning and performance.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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MI: Intelligence, Understanding, and the Mind : An Illustrated Presentation

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A lecture by Howard Gardner accompanied by illustrations which presents his basic theory of multiple intelligences (MI), and his recent work on performance-based assessments, education for understanding, and the use of MI to acheive more personalized curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Sleep: What Happens When Doctors Do Without It?

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Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D. (Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine and Director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts) described the neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythm changes. Dr. Czeisler described his investigations with sleep deprivation and learning, memory, work performance, and automobile accidents. Irving L. Kron, M.D. (William H. Muller Professor of Surgery and Chief, Department of Surgery, University of Virginia) discussed sleep deprivation and cardiac surgery operative outcomes and mortality rates.
DVD
2006
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Jean [electronic resource]

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Follows third grade teacher, Jean, as she searches for ways to meet the needs of diverse learners. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Patricia [electronic resource]

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Follows first grade teacher, Patricia, as she works to increase her students' role in their learning. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Donna [electronic resource]

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Follows fifth grade teacher, Donna, as she builds the diverse backgrounds of her students into science activities. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Elsa [electronic resource]

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Follows kindergarten teacher, Elsa, as she implements discovery-oriented activities to make science more active. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Scaffolding Self-Regulated Learning in Primary Classrooms [electronic resource]

Building on the ideas of Lev Vygotsky and Jerome Bruner, Elena Bodrova and Deborah Leong worked with teachers in urban schools to foster self-regulated learning. This program presents both the theoretical underpinnings of their work and its results as viewers sit in on busy classrooms where students are being helped to take responsibility for their education. The video offers useful viewpoints on constructivist practice in elementary education.
Online
1996
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Eye Openers Are Mind Openers [electronic resource]: Attention Exercises for the Classroom

Stress and distractions are major obstacles to learning at any class level. For the elementary classroom, specialized exercises called Eye Openers have been shown to dramatically improve focus and awareness among students. This program follows Dr. Martha Eddy-a widely respected educational consultant, founder of the Center for Kinesthetic Education, and the creator of Eye Openers-as she puts her movement and body coordination strategies into action. Working with a lively group of children in a real-world classroom setting, Dr. Eddy introduces simple yet effective exercises that cover relaxation, eye-hand coordination, eye-body coordination, attention warm-up, posture, peripheral vision, filtering out distractions, shifting focus between near and far, and more. The video contains sect [...]
Online
2011
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Out of Control [electronic resource]: The Power of the Unconscious Mind

Research in neuroscience shows that the role played by the conscious mind is much smaller than was previously thought, which raises the question: Are we in control of our mind, or is the mind in control of us? This program reveals the surprising dominance of the unconscious mind in how we humans perceive and react to the world around us, influencing everything from what we eat to who we fall in love with. Explaining what's behind gut instinct and how the establishment of new neural networks puts us on automatic pilot, the video also explores the possibility of harnessing the power of the subconscious mind.
Online
2012
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Credibility [electronic resource]

What is credibility, and why is it so important? This program begins with an exploration of the concept of credibility and illustrates the key criteria of motive, bias, vested interest, neutrality, ability to perceive, and expertise. A reconstruction of a famous murder case from the 1920s is then used to provide the material for viewers to evaluate the credibility of the evidence that was used. Finally, critical thinking author and former chief examiner Dr. Roy van den Brink-Budgen provides his analysis of the case study and follow up support material.
Online
2009; 2013
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Assumptions [electronic resource]

It's natural to make assumptions. In some ways they save time and help people make effective decisions. But assumptions can sometimes be very wrong. This program offers exercises that illustrate the use of assumptions and that help students hone their critical thinking skills. Viewers are asked to find the assumptions in a film and discussion about the rise in binge drinking among young women, after which author Roy van den Brink-Budgen (Critical Thinking for Students) gives his analysis and provides follow-up support material.
Online
2009
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Assumptions [electronic resource]

It's natural to make assumptions. In some ways they save time and help people make effective decisions. But assumptions can sometimes be very wrong. This program offers exercises that illustrate the use of assumptions and that help students hone their critical thinking skills. Viewers are asked to find the assumptions in a film and discussion about the rise in binge drinking among young women, after which author Roy van den Brink-Budgen (Critical Thinking for Students) gives his analysis and provides follow-up support material.
Online
2009; 2013
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5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do [electronic resource]

Gever Tulley, cofounder of the Tinkering School, a weeklong camp where kids get to play with their very own power tools, is interested in helping children learn to build, solve problems, use new materials, and hack old ones for new purposes. This software engineer is also known for his creative (and sometimes mischievous) Tweets and is a certified paragliding instructor. In this exciting TEDTalk, Tulley spells out five dangerous things you should let your kids do and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.
Online
2007
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Overcoming Literacy-Related Barriers to Health

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Michael P. Pignone, M.D., M.P.H. (Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine; and Director, UNC Center for Excellence in Chronic Illness Care, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina) discussed the problems with and persons most at risk for low health information literacy. Dr. Pignone described several ways to address this problem from developing effective patient friendly materials to utilizing generalized literacy training tools and the "teach back" method. Susan J. Erno, M.S. (Adult Education Coordinator, Adult Learning Center, Charlottesville City Schools, Charlottesville, Virginia) described the local Charlottesville demographics and the programs offered at the Adult Learning Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
DVDOnline
2008
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)
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Learning, Memory and Speed of Behavior [electronic resource]

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Older people attest to the joy they discover in learning new skills and pursuing new branches of knowledge. A psychologist introduces teaching methods that are particularly useful with older people. A thorough discussion of memory lapses in older people concludes with strategies to aid retention. Strategies for loss of reaction time are also introduced.
Online
1993
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The Many Faces of Learning [electronic resource]

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Presents the thoughts of guest educators on why they think it is important to continually examine the learning process. Invites personal reflection on beliefs about learning. Re-examines the learning process.
Online
1999