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ECH/301: Foundations of Early Childhood Education

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Why do early child educators and parents need to understand the educational theories of philosophers from three hundred years ago? Viewers will learn that these theories will give them a foundation upon which to build their own philosophy of education.
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Psychologists once believed that babies were egocentric and irrational, unable to grasp the perspective of another person or understand cause and effect. Alison Gopnik completely overturns this view in this TEDTalk, revealing the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are really engaging in when they play.

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