Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Understanding Schemas and Young Children: From Birth to Three

by Frances Atherton and Cathy Nutbrown SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
04/2013
ISBN:
9781446248935
Format:
Hbk 224 pages
Price:
AU$209.00 NZ$213.91
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
add to your cart
Available as eBook
AU$57.95 | NZ$65.04

Other Available Formats:

Understanding Schemas with Young Children is the first book to focus specifically on Schemas and children under three. It shows early years professionals how they can use schema theory to understand young children's learning and behaviour. The authors cover the theoretical aspects of schemas and schema development, tracing the development of schemas from motor level through to symbolic representation.

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 conducting this kind of research

- numerous photographs and illustrations

- suggestions for follow-up reading

The book is aimed at a range of courses for early childhood professionals as well as practitioners working in ECEC settings. It will be valuable to those on entry level initial training courses, teacher education, students on Early Years courses, and also to those studying for higher degrees.

Acknowledgements
About the Author
Foreword
PART ONE: KNOWING ABOUT SCHEMAS
Introduction
Schemas and the Youngest Children
Observing Children: Spotting Schemas
PART TWO: HOW DO CHILDREN UNDER THREE PURSUE THEIR SCHEMAS? 'ALL ABOUT HENRY'
Henry's Containing and Enveloping Schema
Henry's Back and Forth Schema
Henry's Dynamic Vertical Schema
Henry's Mark Making and Figurative Representations
PART THREE: DEVELOPMENTAL JOURNEYS: TRACING DEVELOPMENTS IN CHILDREN'S THINKING FROM MOTOR TO SYMBOLIC BEHAVIOURS
Containing and Enveloping Schema
Going through a Boundary Schema
Dynamic Vertical Schema
Stories from Home
Epilogue
Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index

[This book] is original in the way that it situates schema theory in the context of other contemporary theories about care, learning and development, and also original in its specific focus on babies and toddlers. The observations of these very young children’s activities and their play are strikingly written; the book is exceptional for the quality of its material and the skilful ways in which narratives from children’s lives are presented.
Frances Atherton - Chester University

Cathy Nutbrown is Professor of Education and Director for Research at the School of Education, University of Sheffield. Her work has involved the role of artists in residence in early years settings; inclusion in the early years; childrenas rights; curriculum development; early literacy work with parents; and the ethical issues of research involving young children. Cathy teaches on the Masters and Doctoral Programmes in Early Childhood Education. She began her career as a teacher of young children and has since worked in a range of settings and roles with children, parents, teachers and other early childhood educators. Cathy is committed to finding ways of working awith respecta with young children, and sees the concept of quality in the context of what it means to develop curriculum and pedagogy in the early years with the ambition of working in a climate of arespectful educationa. She is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Early Childhood Research and has authored several books with SAGE.