Finding resources for Assessment 1 - Essay. (Part 1 & 2)
The essay is broken into two parts. Each essay part will address the following areas for your selected theory/topic.Define and briefly explain the key concepts of your chosen theory/topic which are significant to understanding children’s/young people’s learning and development
Choose from the following theory options:
1. Piaget’s Cognitive Development Theory
2. Vygotsky’s Socio-cultural Theory
4. Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory
5. Attachment Theory
6. Bronfenbrenner's Bio-ecological Systems Theory
7. Information Processing Theory
Unpacking the question.
Here are some, what other keywords can you think of?
Study Help Resources include
The research process has a number of stages. The four this guide focuses on are:
Plan | Search l Evaluate | Record
Most people ignore planning and jump straight into searching, yet planning is essential for effective searching. As part of the planning process consider:
Watch - Study Help: Plan your Search for tips about choosing keywords and searching for information.
Need scholarly information? Not sure what that means or how to find it?
Watch or read
Although you may use the following resources to provide you with background information or an overview of your topic, avoid referring to them in your essay.
Is your information relevant or reliable? Not sure whether to use the information you have found? There are some simple ways to evaluate your results.
Watch Study Help: Evaluating Information
You will find a range of material which need to be assessed to see if it is actually useful to include. The following criteria will help you make decisions about the material that you are trying to assess.
The CRAAP Test was developed by the Meriam Library at California State University to help you evaluate the information you find. This information has been adapted from the Evaluating Information - Applying the CRAAP Test by California State University
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!
What do you do with all those references you have found? The Library has a bibliographic management tool that you can use to keep your references in order and all in the one location.
EndNote is the Referencing tool supported by the library
For further information watch the online video Managing your references .
To find journal articles you can either search the Library Catalogue or relevant Library Databases.
Catalogue search examples:
Results are limited to Show Only "Peer Reviewed". As 'peer review' usually applies only to journal articles, limiting further by Format Journal article is not necessary
Database search examples:
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, ERIC, and Education Research Complete. You can search these databases simultaneously through the platform EBSCOhost.
Below are several key databases for your research in education. Check the complete list of databases with Education content for more.
Beyond Google for your research will provide further help and tips with searching.
Google Scholar is another great resource for you. Always access Google Scholar through the Library pages so you will be directed to the full text document if we have it.
You will find books along with articles by searching the Library Catalogue. You can refine your search using the limiters in the left hand column.
"cognitive theory" learning - conduct the search. From the Refine options on the left hand side select Book under the heading Format.
Want help with managing ebooks? Go to the Ebook Guide for help with downloading, printing and more.
Tips for finding relevant journal articles!
>> What are the most frequently used databases you are directed to when you do a catalogue search?
Could you try searching in one of these databases?
>>What subjects are appearing under the Search Terms menu in your Catalogue results?
Could some of these terms be useful in further searches?
>>If you have found a useful article, look at:
- any author supplied keywords / subjects given.
- any useful terms found in the Abstract or full text which you could use
to improve your search.
- who the author has cited. Check the reference list!
Remember to look at the Help screens within the Library Catalogue and the Library's Databases for search tips and help!
Browse or search within the following journals:
The Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) program is: