The development of attachment

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Schaffer and Emerson’s research into attachment enabled them to construct an explanation of how attachment develops. Starter: In explaining the behaviour seen at each stage of attachment a number of key terms are used which students need to be aware of.  Before beginning the main activity students need to familiarise themselves with the following vocabulary and […]

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Caregiver-infant interactions

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These activities concentrate on knowledge and understanding of research into caregiver-infant interactions. Starter: Non-verbal communication skills. Students sit in pairs facing each other. Seating is important here: one student (student A) needs to be sitting with their back to the whiteboard while the other (student B) sits opposite them so they are able to see […]

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The Hive Mind Project


Earlier this term, Mike Griffin shared details of the London Brain Project in his blog , which has some excellent ideas for teaching biological and cognitive approaches. But how about getting your students to actually have first-hand experience of having their brains studied? The Hive Mind Project, headed up by Rita Carter, a science writer, lecturer and […]

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