Understanding Schemas in Young Children

Understanding Schemas in Young Children

There are examples of schemas, with illustrations and descriptions of common behaviour patterns, and these are set within the general context of child development.

Author: Stella Louis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408194355

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 716

What are schemas and why do they matter? Again! Again! provides an introduction to understanding and supporting schemas and schema play in young children. Practitioners will find an overview of schemas with guidance on where they fit within the EYFS. There are examples of schemas, with illustrations and descriptions of common behaviour patterns, and these are set within the general context of child development. The intention is to help early years practitioners identify schemas and to understand both how important they are and the vital role they play in the growing child's learning. The aim is to help the reader understand how they can develop, plan and resource activities which support children's learning through experiment and play.
Categories: Education

Understanding Schemas and Young Children

Understanding Schemas and Young Children

This book captivated me. It should be in every early childhood education setting' -Pam Cubey This is the first book to focus specifically on Schemas and children under three.

Author: Frances Atherton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446281598

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 901

Shortlisted for the 2013 Nursery World Awards! 'This exciting book will greatly enhance understanding of learning throughout the early years, and reinforces the importance of responsive professionals who understand children's schemas. Atherton and Nutbrown have brought together socio-cultural and cognitive learning theories with ease, and their metaphors are brilliantly evocative' -Dr Anne Meade, Consultant 'This book is drawn from a study carried out with rigour and contains several gems, such as the 'bike and slide exploration'; the idea of adults engaging in 'a dialogue of conceptual correspondence' with children; and tables outlining 'what the children might have been thinking'. A great read!' -Dr Cath Arnold, Pen Green Early Years Centre 'This is an exciting and illuminating account of babies and toddlers, following their schema fascinations with determination and competence, as they continually explore and experiment and come to know their world. This book captivated me. It should be in every early childhood education setting' -Pam Cubey This is the first book to focus specifically on Schemas and children under three. The authors trace the development of schemas from motor level through to symbolic representation, and show how to use schema theory to understand young children's learning and behaviour. This accessible and student-friendly book includes: -activities and discussion points -links to policy and practice -descriptive observational material -a look at the ethics of this kind of research -numerous photographs and illustrations -suggestions for follow-up reading The book is aimed at early childhood professionals and practitioners in ECEC settings, as well as those on initial training courses, teacher education, Early Years courses, and higher degrees.
Categories: Education

Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood

Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood

This book makes explicit connections between young children′s spontaneous repeated actions, and their representations of their emotional worlds.

Author: Cath Arnold

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144624654X

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 710

This book makes explicit connections between young children's spontaneous repeated actions, and their representations of their emotional worlds. Drawing on the literature on schemas, attachment theory and family contexts, the author takes schema theory into the territory of the emotions, making it relevant to the social and emotional development strand in early childhood education. Based on research carried out alongside children, parents, workers and co-researchers at the world-famous Pen Green Nursery, and using case studies of a small number of individual children, the author shows new links between cognition and affect. The book includes a brief summary of a method of Child Study, using video and reflections on video sequences. This book will be of interest to students and practitioners on Early Childhood undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as those taking modules on schema theory.
Categories: Education

Understanding Schemas with Young Children

Understanding Schemas with Young Children

A great read!' -Dr Cath Arnold, Pen Green Early Years Centre 'This is an exciting and illuminating account of babies and toddlers, following their schema fascinations .

Author: Frances Atherton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526435861

Category: Schemas (Psychology) in children

Page: 209

View: 690

Shortlisted for the 2013 Nursery World Awards! 'This exciting book will greatly enhance understanding of learning throughout the early years, and reinforces the importance of responsive professionals who understand children's schemas. Atherton and Nutbrown have brought together socio-cultural and cognitive learning theories with ease, and their metaphors are brilliantly evocative' -Dr Anne Meade, Consultant 'This book is drawn from a study carried out with rigour and contains several gems, such as the 'bike and slide exploration'; the idea of adults engaging in 'a dialogue of conceptual correspondence' with children; and tables outlining 'what the children might have been thinking'. A great read!' -Dr Cath Arnold, Pen Green Early Years Centre 'This is an exciting and illuminating account of babies and toddlers, following their schema fascinations ...
Categories: Schemas (Psychology) in children

Observing and Developing Schematic Behaviour in Young Children

Observing and Developing Schematic Behaviour in Young Children

This guide explains what schemas are, stripping back the technical language often used to describe them, and how to interpret and extend schematic behaviour to benefit the child.

Author: Tamsin Grimmer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504502

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 764

Observing and understanding schematic behaviour confidently is vital for anyone working with or looking after young children. This guide explains what schemas are, stripping back the technical language often used to describe them, and how to interpret and extend schematic behaviour to benefit the child. It looks specifically at 12 different schemas, such as connection, rotation and transportation, and includes case studies, interpretation of the observations and practical ideas for how to use this information to aid children's learning, development and play. Making schemas and schematic behaviour more understandable, this book will give early years practitioners and parents the confidence to identify schemas and plan future learning opportunities to support children based on this knowledge.
Categories: Psychology

Threads of Thinking

Threads of Thinking

In her new edition of this popular book, Cathy Nutbrown presents evidence of continuity and progression in young children′s thinking.

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446246361

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 501

In her new edition of this popular book, Cathy Nutbrown presents evidence of continuity and progression in young children's thinking. She shows, with detailed observation, that they are able and active learners. She considers aspects of children's patterns of learning and thinking - or schemas - and demonstrates clearly how children learn in an active, dynamic and creative way. This book makes schema theory explicit in practice. Supported by numerous detailed examples and the discussion of difficult theoretical issues, it illustrates children's learning in areas such as literacy, maths and science. This new edition includes: - discussion on the need for professional development - changes in early years pedagogy - more discussion of theories of learning in relation to curriculum and teaching practices - new examples of children's drawings - new suggestions for using stories to support schemas. Threads of Thinking is for early years practitioners who wish to support and develop children's learning. Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Director of Studies in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.
Categories: Education

Thinking Children Learning About Schemas

Thinking Children  Learning About Schemas

Forlagets beskrivelse: This book explores the frequently observed schemas of young children-patterns of behaviour from which understanding and growth is derived-and draws out the nature of this learning.

Author: Meade, Anne

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335228805

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 292

Forlagets beskrivelse: This book explores the frequently observed schemas of young children-patterns of behaviour from which understanding and growth is derived-and draws out the nature of this learning.
Categories: Education

Threads of Thinking

Threads of Thinking

In her new edition of this popular book, Cathy Nutbrown presents evidence of continuity and progression in young children′s thinking.

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446210192

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 598

In her new edition of this popular book, Cathy Nutbrown presents evidence of continuity and progression in young children's thinking. She shows, with detailed observation, that they are able and active learners. She considers aspects of children's patterns of learning and thinking - or schemas - and demonstrates clearly how children learn in an active, dynamic and creative way. This book makes schema theory explicit in practice. Supported by numerous detailed examples and the discussion of difficult theoretical issues, it illustrates children's learning in areas such as literacy, maths and science. This new edition includes: - discussion on the need for professional development - changes in early years pedagogy - more discussion of theories of learning in relation to curriculum and teaching practices - new examples of children's drawings - new suggestions for using stories to support schemas. Threads of Thinking is for early years practitioners who wish to support and develop children's learning. Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Director of Studies in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.
Categories: Education

Young Children Learning Through Schemas

Young Children Learning Through Schemas

This creative and highly engaging text describes how young children learn through exploring repeated patterns in their actions, known as 'schemas', and how they can help inform planning for children's learning.

Author: Cath Arnold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415697316

Category: Education

Page: 183

View: 885

Young Children Learning Through Schemas is a creative and highly engaging text that shows how young children can learn through exploring repeated patterns in their actions. With contributions from a range of practitioners, this book examines the philosophical approaches underpinning constructivism and includes a variety of case studies of small children in order to demonstrate the universal explorations we all engage in as human beings. This approach from the contributors, which involves presenting observations of one or two young children per chapter, is engaging, inspirational and yet rooted in every day practice. Chapters include a variety of observations of young children at home, in nursery and in groups with their parents or carers, which continue the dialogue about early years practice and the roles of families and professionals. Containing a wealth of illustrative photos, any practitioner researching or working in the area of Early Years education and care will find this book essential reading.
Categories: Education

Understanding how Young Children Learn

Understanding how Young Children Learn

Ostroff highlights processes that propel learning (including play and collaboration), distilling the research into the most important ideas teachers need to design pedagogy and curriculum.

Author: Wendy L. Ostroff

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416614227

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 495

Human beings are born to learn. During the last few decades, developmental science has exploded with discoveries of how, specifically, learning happens. This provides us with an unprecedented window into children's minds: how and when they begin to think, perceive, understand, and apply knowledge. Wendy Ostroff builds on this research and shows you how to harness the power of the brain, the most powerful learning machine in the universe. She highlights the processes that inspire or propel learning--play, confidence, self-regulation, movement, mnemonic strategies, metacognition, articulation, and collaboration--and distills the research into a synthesis of the most important takeaway ideas that teachers will need as they design their curriculum and pedagogy. Each chapter has suggested activities for exactly how teachers can put theory into practice in the classroom. When you understand how your students learn, you will know how to teach them in ways that harness the brain's natural learning systems. Dr. Wendy L. Ostroff is Associate Professor in the Program for the Advancement of Learning at Curry College.
Categories: Education

Schemas A Practical Handbook

Schemas  A Practical Handbook

Is there a way to use them to unlock learning is young children? Schemas: A Practical Handbook not only explains what schemas are and how to identify them, but also expands on that knowledge.

Author: Laura England

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472949592

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 149

Why is there always one child who persistently plays with the door, who mixes sand with water or throws objects across the room? Can these repetitive behaviours, known as schemas, be useful in targeting children's next steps within the EYFS? Is there a way to use them to unlock learning is young children? Schemas: A Practical Handbook not only explains what schemas are and how to identify them, but also expands on that knowledge. With the use of pragmatic ideas, rather than being based solely on theory, it explores how schemas are useful in developing children's learning alongside what they already do. The standalone chapters each revolve around a particular schema and feature case studies to discuss how that schema can be used to help children progress within the seven areas of learning, as outlined in the EYFS. Laura England further supports this development with suggestions for enhancements to the environment, core resources and activities. This step-by-step guide is essential for practitioners wishing to further their understanding of children's learning.
Categories: Education

Children s Lively Minds

Children s Lively Minds

Teachers often see repetitive behaviors in toddler and preschool classrooms, such as building and knocking down block towers or dumping out toys.

Author: Deb Curtis

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 9781605546957

Category: Education

Page:

View: 345

Teachers often see repetitive behaviors in toddler and preschool classrooms, such as building and knocking down block towers or dumping out toys. When children do these actions over and over it can be irritating to teachers and parents, but viewing these actions through the lens of schema theory, developed by Jean Piaget, can help understand what’s really going on in children’s brains when they display these repetitive behaviors. Children’s Lively Minds is filled with stories about real children exploring schema, followed by reflection and questions about what children might be learning. Schema theory in your work with young children whether you know it or not. Understanding it, putting intention behind it, can help families and teachers ease frustration with young children’s repetitive behavior and allow adults to better support brain development.
Categories: Education

Understanding Schematic Learning at Two

Understanding Schematic Learning at Two

The book focuses on the importance of an appropriate environment and informed pedagogy to support two-year-old children's schematic explorations and the significant role adults play in developing these.

Author: Julie Brierley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474257558

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 890

Providing a deeper understanding of how two-year-old children learn, Understanding Schematic Learning at Two highlights how a schematic pedagogy can be used to recognise and support two-year-old children's thinking and understanding of the world around them. Over a 16-week period four children's individual experiences and stories are constructed, providing detailed written and photographic evidence of the unfolding schematic learning journeys of each. Following the children from nursery setting to their home environments, readers gain a greater understanding of how, even at such a young age, children are intrinsically motivated to select resources from the environment to support their schematic pursuits. The book focuses on the importance of an appropriate environment and informed pedagogy to support two-year-old children's schematic explorations and the significant role adults play in developing these. Beginning by highlighting the important links between learning opportunities, environment and the role of the adults, Brierley and Nutbrown briefly trace the origins of schema and provide an overview of some definitions and characteristics of schemas. This leads to an exploration of how the early years landscape has been influenced through a research, practice and government policy initiatives, concluding that future focus must foreground how children learn. Understanding Schematic Learning at Two highlights how recognising and valuing young children's schemas can provide their supportive adults with the opportunity and ability to acknowledge two-year-old children's capability to actively construct and develop an understanding of the world they live in.
Categories: Education

How to Use Work Group Supervision to Improve Early Years Practice

How to Use Work Group Supervision to Improve Early Years Practice

It is often described as the kind of play that infants and young children ... Pen Green Team (2010) Understanding Schemas and Emotions in Early Childhood.

Author: Stella Louis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429589911

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 794

How to Use Work Group Supervision to Improve Early Years Practice presents a new model for supervision as a collaborative process, and explores how this process can benefit practitioners at all stages in their career to reflect on and improve their own practice. Supported by detailed case studies which contextualise Work Group Supervision, Louis offers practical support which will help practitioners develop their knowledge and skills, and to work together to develop a shared understanding and more successful practice. Louis covers a range of insightful topics to help practitioners utilise the Work Group Supervision method to improve their practice, including: What Work Group Supervision is and how it can help practitioners How to develop self-understanding and professional practice Theories on child observation, and using observation to tune into children The importance of respectful interactions as a leader and among peers How to Use Work Group Supervision to Improve Early Years Practice is ideal for Early Years practitioners and teachers, managers of Early Years settings and students on courses for leadership in Early Childhood settings.
Categories: Education

Play in the Early Years

Play in the Early Years

To understand play behaviour is to see children's actions differently and begin ... Arnold, C. (2010) Understanding Schemas and Emotions in Early Childhood.

Author: Kay Owen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781529758641

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 971

Play in the Early Years provides an accessible overview of key concepts, debates and approaches to children’s Play. This book: · Considers play from a variety of perspectives · Offers expert insights into theory and research in each area · Encourages the reader to critically reflect on both theory and practice With features including key terms, case studies, reflective questions, spotlights on research and an accompanying glossary, this text is perfect for everyone who is interested in Play - from those just starting undergraduate degrees through to those with more advanced knowledge or experience.
Categories: Education

Young Children s Thinking

Young Children s Thinking

The weight of research and experience coupled with the warmth of the fascination of children′s development over Marion′s professional and personal lifetime′ -Professor Mick Waters, Wolverhampton University ′This highly knowledgeable ...

Author: Marion Dowling

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446272633

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 768

'This is a book to be treasured. This deeply respected pioneer brings together major research literature, theoretical understanding and practical help. She does so in a way that demonstrates her love and commitment in working with young children and helping them to have rich lives intellectually and with personal fulfillment' -Professor Tina Bruce CBE 'What comes through is weighty warmth. The weight of research and experience coupled with the warmth of the fascination of children's development over Marion's professional and personal lifetime' -Professor Mick Waters, Wolverhampton University 'This highly knowledgeable yet accessible book will be hugely valuable for all those who care deeply about young children's learning and development' -Liz Roberts, Editor, Nursery World 'A tour de force which has the potential to change practice and thinking about early childhood' -Helen Moylett, Early Learning and Consultancy, President of Early Education Clearly linking theory and practice, this highly accessible book will be valuable to practitioners, teachers and students. The author explores the development of children's thinking from 0-7 years, and how this affects home, Early Years settings and schools. The book includes: - case studies - professional checkpoints to help reflection - practical suggestions - guidance on involving parents - suggested reading - questions for discussion. It will be a great asset for students on Early Years Foundation Degrees, Initial Teacher Education and Early Childhood Studies courses. The reader can access additional web resources here Marion Dowling works as a trainer and consultant in the UK and overseas, and is Vice President of Early Education, a national charity.
Categories: Education

Understanding Child Development 0 8 Years 3rd Edition

Understanding Child Development  0 8 Years  3rd Edition

This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice'.

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444189421

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 537

Understanding child development 0-8 provides you with thorough coverage of theory about how young children develop and the practical implications of research. This book will enable students and practitioners to understand what happens within early childhood and factors that promote secure learning and well being. The author focuses especially on the importance of personal, social and emotional development, the significance of developing communication skills and the contribution of young children's physical development. This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice'. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to best practice with young children and families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team.
Categories: Medical

Schema Therapy with Children and Adolescents

Schema Therapy with Children and Adolescents

This book presents the first English language guide to adapting schema therapy (ST) for children and adolescents.

Author: Peter Graaf

Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Limited

ISBN: 1912755823

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

View: 470

This book presents the first English language guide to adapting schema therapy (ST) for children and adolescents. Written by the developers of the approach, it presents a wide range of innovative child- and parent-specific techniques, with detailed guidance on how to apply them across five key developmental stages from infancy to young adulthood. With detailed guidance on how to enact age-appropriate schema dialogues and imaginative use of play to reinforce or replace imagery rescripting, Schema Therapy for Children and Adolescents allows therapists to help young people put difficult events behind them and choose new, healthier ways forward.
Categories: Psychology

Observing Gabby Child Development and Learning 0 7 Years

Observing Gabby  Child Development and Learning  0 7 Years

This book is about Gabby, an inquisitive girl who leads her own learning very effectively with support from the adults in her life.

Author: Cath Arnold

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335249985

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 141

This book is about Gabby, an inquisitive girl who leads her own learning very effectively with support from the adults in her life. The author, her grandmother, draws on seven years of data from diaries, photos and Gabby’s own writing to consider her development and learning when cared for by both her parents and grandparents. Gabby builds on her experiences with her Latvian mother, English father and her elder sister as she faces and deals with transitions as she grows up. The chapters are presented in a chronological order as a ‘running record’ going from 0-1 year right through to 6-7 years and can be analysed through a range of theories and frameworks. With chapters considering theory and the data separately the reader can reach their own conclusions on child development before exploring the author’s analyses. Each chapter also considers the relevance of Ofsted’s Intent, Implementation and Impact framework and other theories and schemas. This book about one child's early development and learning is a fascinating insight into how young children learn for those studying or working in the early years field. It includes access to an online learning centre of video clips to bring the descriptions to life and provide further insight into Gabby’s development. "This carefully structured text will be helpful for anyone teaching or studying child development particularly with the addition of video materials to view alongside the book." Mary Briggs FRSA, CMathTeach, APECS, SFHEA, FCCT, Principal Lecturer and Programme Lead for Childhood and Education (ECS and Ed Studies), Oxford Brookes University, UK "This rich account of Gabby’s early childhood development takes the reader on an inspiring journey." Shirley Allen, School of Health and Education, Middlesex University "I would heartily recommend this book to any early years practitioner, who wants to better understand child development, improve the quality of their child observations and to develop their skill in linking the two seamlessly." Andrea Layzell, Project Lead and Tutor, Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance Dr Cath Arnold has worked in the field of Early Childhood for over 40 years, as a practitioner/teacher, researcher, lecturer and author. Her particular interests include child study; schemas and parental involvement. This is her fifth book focussing on close observation of the spontaneous actions of young children.
Categories: Education

Young Children s Developing Understanding of the Biological World

Young Children   s Developing Understanding of the Biological World

Second, how comprehensive are these schemas? Children in the present study were able to apply evolutionary schemas to instances of biological adaptation ...

Author: Peter J. Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351346535

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 571

This book explores current research on young children’s beliefs and knowledge about the biological world – otherwise known as ‘folkbiology’. Contributors discuss factors that shape the development of folkbiological knowledge, as well as possible interventions designed to counteract cognitive biases that can interfere with the development of scientifically informed reasoning about natural phenomena. Taken together, the papers provide insights into the contributions of cognitive biases to the development of biological misunderstandings and into the life experiences and contexts that can contribute to or impede accurate learning of biological concepts. As part of a wider literature, the insights provided by the authors are relevant to the design of educational experiences that will foster children’s exploration and further their understanding of life science ideas. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Early Education and Development.
Categories: Education