This American film gives a fairly comprehensive overview of current psychological theories of development, covering Piaget’s work and also the views of the Behaviourists. Piaget’s stages of development are illustrated with animated sequences, and scenes in a classroom serve to show in concrete fashion the implications of the concepts to educational practice. The ideas of Bruner and Kagan are contrasted with Piaget, and sequences in another school, which had adopted a cognitive behaviour approach, point this contrast.
This film is of historical interest but the issues raised are still current.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.50. For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.