Thursday, 25 August 2011

A Good Schema Read!

A good book and one to read is - Understanding Schemas and Emotions in Early Childhood, written by Cath Arnold, who incidently will be our guest speaker at the TEYP Schema conference in March 2010 (more to be revealed at a later date).  

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Quote of the Week

"Only an education which takes very seriously the child's view of things can change the world for the better...The power relationships between adults and children are all wrong and they must be changed, so adults can no longer be convinced that they are right to arrange the life and world of the child as they see best without consulting the child's feelings..."
Janusz Korczak (as cited in Understanding Schemas and Emotions in Early Childhood - Cath Arnold (2010)

Connection Schema
This child uses the pegs to connect the
clothes on to the line. The clothes are connecting to each other.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Potential Learning and Development Opportunities through Schematic Exploration

  • problem solving
  • spatial awareness
  • shape and measure
  • speed and distance
  • volume and capacity
  • size, weight and length
  • quantity - more, fewer and the same as, counting
  • comparing attributes and relationships - similarity and difference
  • space and fit
  • cause and effect
  • transformation
  • movement
  • pushing and pulling
  • direction and position
  • up and down, side to side
  • rates of movement
  • distance
  • angles
  • use of forces
  • gradients
  • balance
  • patterns
  • sequences
  • ordering
  • co-ordination
  • gross motor skills
  • fine motor skills
  • hand eye co-ordination
  • stability
  • rhythm and sounds
  • concentration
  • perseverance, determination and resilience
  • confidence and self-esteem
  • self control
  • imagination and creativity
  • curiosity
  • intrinsic motivation to explore
  • initiative
  • independence
  • turn taking and co-operating with others
  • language, expression of intentions and interest.
Can anyone add any others ;0) will be interested to hear from you.