Young Children Learning Through Schemas: Deepening the dialogue about learning in the home and in the nursery

1st Edition

Katey Mairs, The Pen Green Team, Cath Arnold

Routledge
Published June 26, 2012
Textbook - 200 Pages - 99 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415697323 - CAT# Y127284
Series: Pen Green Books for Early Years Educators

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Summary

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.

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