An ideal introduction to the ideas that have shaped modern education from the best-selling author of How Children Learn. This sequel to the best-selling How Children Learn gives an overview of the major questions in educational theory such as:
- How do children learn to read, write and even speak?
- How do you measure intelligence?
- What does that mean?
- A discussion on the value of creativity
These complex questions are summarised in Linda Pound’s easy-to-read prose, with each chapter containing succinct critiques of each theory, as well as where to look to find out more.
How Children Learn Book 2 provides an overview of the classical ideas on education as well as changes in educational reform during the 20th century – from the humanist and de-schooling movements to current government policy and the Early Years Foundation Stage.