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The Learning Relationship: Psychoanalytic Thinking in Education (The Tavistock Clinic Series)
The Learning Relationship: Psychoanalytic Thinking in Education (The Tavistock Clinic Series)
by Biddy Youell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful overview, 15 Aug. 2010
For someone with relatively little experience of working using psychoanalytic ideas and only a passing familiarity with some of the concepts, but who works with schools to help them think about supporting children's emotional wellbeing, this volume was a useful introduction to some of the main ideas. In an easy-to-read prose style, a number of ideas were introduced that would help practitioners working with school systems and where one of the foci of their work is to think about the impact on children's learning. Taking the reader through the stages of childhood relevant to school-age children (i.e. latency and adolescence) as well as thinking about the role of defences against anxiety and highlighting their relevance both to students and staff, this book will re-introduce experienced CAMHS practitioners to some familiar ideas (possibly in a new language) and help those new to school systems to widen their thinking about their work. Recommended for those for whom psychoanalytic thinking may not be their predominant therapeutic and theoretical model.


On Roads: A Hidden History
On Roads: A Hidden History
by Joe Moran
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the road less travelled..., 27 July 2010
what makes anyone decide to pick up a book about roads and read it? - probably that they are someone who has spent a considerable proportion of their lives to date on them and having been stuck in endless jams going nowhere on the M25 has contemplated the road that feels like it is going nowhere. As with previous works, Joe Moran has taken a subject that most people would never a given second thought to and compiled a brief history of the modern road that never seems like a lecture on geography, politics, history, sociology, psychology or any the other ologies. Yet again this book makes compulsive reading and there are many interesting little asides that almost leap off the page at you. The little witty touches remain, including the use of the motorway count-down junction markers to highlight reaching the end of the chapter. We all use them, but quite rightly moran challenges us to think again about this most mundane feature of the british landscape in a different way, making this a must read book for anyone who ever needs to travel by car. Oh, and by the way - the M74 is my favourite motorway in the country! (but i already knew that before reading this book...)


Map Addict: A Tale of Obsession, Fudge & the Ordnance Survey
Map Addict: A Tale of Obsession, Fudge & the Ordnance Survey
by Mike Parker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars girl who also adores maps, 25 Jun. 2010
having been caught up in the recent BBC 4 series about maps and seen the map exhibit at the British Library, you could say that this work complements the current fashionable trend for interest in maps. This book is funny, informative and adopts an unashamedly personal orientation to the world of maps and mapping. There are humorous asides that may offend some, but may also have others sniggering aloud (no spoilers here). The themes incorporated include aspects of history, social psychology and modern culture in a way that integrates the ideas coherently and yet never loses its focus on geography, landscapes and the inherent wonder of the map. This book is for you if you have ever looked at any visual representation of any aspect of the world with any sense of wonder and wondered why.


Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life From Breakfast to Bedtime
Queuing for Beginners: The Story of Daily Life From Breakfast to Bedtime
by Joe Moran
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

4.0 out of 5 stars revealing the perfectly obvious, 22 Jun. 2010
how often do we stop to consider the mundane routines and rituals of everyday life??? that is the premise of this work, which takes us through a day in the life of the average working briton exploring parts of the day which are often ignored or overlooked. Taking into account historical developments in social behaviour with a witty twist, the easy to read style engages without feeling like a lecture. If you want to think about your daily life and how you came to do what you do now this is the book for you.


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