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Class

Early Years Education Foundations

  • Pedagogy & Theory
  • Ben Jones
  • 1.5 Hours
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Skill Level

Trainee / Apprentice

Duration

1.5 Hours

Resources

1 Files

Streaming Content

7 Videos

Description

This class is all about the world renowned psychologist John Bowlby and his pioneering work on the attachment theory and early years development. Bowlby believed that mental health and behavioural problems could be attributed to early childhood, and provided a framework with which he believed demonstrated the impact attachments (secure or unsecure) can have on adolescence and later life. Join Ben in working through the ideas and concepts of John Bowlby including his work of critical periods, monotropy, maternal deprivation, and the internal working model. By the end of this class you'll have a secure understanding of John Bowlby's attachment theory and how you can best implement key aspects of it within your setting.

Skills you'll learn

Lesson Content

1. An Overview of John Bowlby's Attachment Theory

11:14

Within this lesson Ben dives into the world of all things John Bowlby to provide you with a foundation of understanding about the who, what and why of the attachment theory. From this lesson you'll feel prepared to go and investigate sections of John Bowlby's work in more detail and how you'll best be able to adopt aspects of his work.

2. Characteristics of Attachment

13:44

In this lesson you'll cover the characteristics of attachment, including the different types of attachments and the characteristics you will usually see the child display due to their primary attachment.

3. The Internal Working Model

08:55

Within this lesson you'll explore a key feature of John Bowlby's work who believed that an 'Internal Working Model' is created as a result of their early attachments and experiences. According to Bowlby maternal attachments have a renowned effect on a child's future and can seriously alter their future abilities and overall success in adulthood.

4. The Different Styles of Attachment

11:21

Within this class you'll explore the 4 different styles of attachment, including some of the usual behaviours and signs to look out for within children and the effects these different styles can have on children.

5. An Attachment Timeline

07:52

Next up you'll explore the different phases of attachment as children progress through early childhood. John Bowlby believed that attachments developed over time in specific ways and so mapped out a chronological timeline for attachment development to help highlight a number of significant milestones.

6. How We Can Impact Attachment

09:45

In this lesson you'll explore 4 key features in which we can greatly impact the quality of a child's attachment. By the end of this lesson you'll have a clear idea of the best ways you can promote positive attachments across your setting.

7. The Work Of John Bowlby In The Modern World

08:07

Finally in lesson 7 Ben reviews the work of John Bowlby and discusses how best to utilise his attachment theory in the modern world we live in today.

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