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Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood

Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood

January 2010 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood makes explicit connections between young children's spontaneous repeated actions and their representations of their emotional worlds. Drawing on the literature on schemas, attachment theory and family contexts, the author takes schema theory into the territory of the emotions, making it relevant to the social and emotional development strand in early childhood education.

Based on research carried out alongside children, parents, workers and co-researchers at the world-famous Pen Green Nursery, and using case studies of a small number of individual children, the author shows new links between cognition and affect. The book includes a brief summary of a method of Child Study, using video and reflections on video sequences.

This book will be of interest to students and practitioners on Early Childhood undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as those taking modules on schema theory.

Early Years Practitioners and Parents Engaging in Child Study
Ewan: Developing a Ritual for Separating
John: Exploring Lines and Connecting and Coming to Understand Separations
Caitlin: Containing, Enveloping and Transporting
Edward: Exploring ‘Together and Apart’ and Moving from ‘Vertical’ to ‘Horizontal’ with Objects
Sam: Enveloping, Containing and Seriating to Understand Separation and Loss and the Distribution of Power
Susan: Containing, Enveloping and Going through Boundaries
Cara: Trying to Make Sense of a Death in Her Family
The Inside Story: An Early Years Practitioner Studying Children's Emotions
Conclusions and Theorizing about Schemas and Emotions

'Interesting and valuable..This book will be of great interest to all students and early years practitioners interested in understanding more about the nature of young children's play, learning and development' -
Early Years Update

'The book will prove useful for students in levels 1 and 2 of an undergraduate Early Childhood Studies Degree and to their lecturers.The concept of differing schemas can prove difficult for some students to grasp; I believe this book will provide all the real world examples necessary to enhance their understanding'
The Psychology of Education

this text is supported by relevant theoretical perspectives and allows the reader to fully understand schemas within the early years.

Mrs leanne Hall
International & Continuing Education, Tyne Metropolitan College
May 2, 2019

Lots of in depth case studies. Lots of detail. Well laid out.

Sarah Holmes
Childhood & Youth Studies, Liverpool Hope University
January 15, 2018

The observations in this book really link it to practice and make it invaluable to the practitioner. Thorough explanation of the different schemas that children may demonstrate.

Mrs Claire Kathryn Pescott
Early Years and Education, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
December 1, 2015

Very useful for Masters Level students who are doing child Development

Mrs Navjot Virk
Nursing, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Derby University
May 8, 2015

An in depth book which has supported the current students within their observation modules.

Mr Aaron Bradbury
School of Education and Community, University College Birmingham
April 28, 2015

this is a really useful supplementary text for students with a particular interest in this area to extend their reading and understanding

Mrs Melanie Mackinder
Early years Education, Bishop Grosseteste University
February 15, 2015

A clear and engaging account of observations and reflections on schemas. Really useful accounts of researcher reflection and emotional engagement.

Ms Ruth Hunt
Cass School of Education, Univ. of East London
July 2, 2014

Excellent resource when looking at Theorists and all related matter.

Mrs Sharon Lock
Comm, Adult Education Centre
January 14, 2014

This book matches very well with our course content for second year undergraduates. It builds and extends the theoretical and conceptual framework, introduced in the first year. This concentrates on cognitive, social and emotional development, so this book is a welcome find.

Ms Babs Anderson
Education Studies, Liverpool Hope University
January 24, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two

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