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.
About the Author
Cath Arnold is an Early Years Consultant at the Pen Green Research Base in Corby in Northamptonshire.
Katey Mairs worked at the world-famous Pen Green Centre from its inception in 1983 until her premature death in 2008.
Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1.Beginning with the Theory about Schemas Chris Athey Chapter 2. A Case Study about Robert Annette Cummings Chapter 3. A Case Study About Caitlin Cath Arnold Chapter 4. A Case Study about Jack Angela Prodger Chapter 5. A Case Study About Steffi Katey Mairs and Cath Arnold Chapter 6. Schemas and Links with Emotions Colette Tait Chapter 7. Schemas and Mark Making Kate Hayward Chapter 8. Transforming Learning for Children and Their Parents Pam Cubey Chapter 9. Drawing Our Learning Together From the Case Studies Cath Arnold Bibliography and References