Threads of Thinking
For early childhood educators, Nutbrown (studies in early childhood education, U. of Sheffield, UK) uses the work of Chris Athey to explore ways of understanding children's learning through their schemas, or patterns of behavior and thinking. She gives examples of children trying to make sense of experiences and to reason why things happen, then considers some of Athey's work and questions educators often ask about schemas and young children's learning. She discusses consistency, continuity, and progression in learning; schemas as consistent patterns of behavior, illustrated through three case studies; children's early exploration of ideas that form the roots of mathematical and scientific development and patterns of literacy learning; and implications for curriculum, assessment, and working with parents. This edition includes discussion of the need for professional development, changes in early years pedagogy, and theories of learning in relation to curriculum and teaching practices; new examples of children's drawings and suggestions for using stories to support schemas; and follow-up activities. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
- 2011 Cathy Nutbrown
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