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Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood

Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood

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

I found this very engaging. It gave me a huge amount to consider regarding the importance of emotional intelligence. It made me question my childhood and how my parents had supported me in developing EI. I know if this book had such a profound impact upon me it will have the same impact upon my students

Mrs Gillian Sykes
school of education/early years, Northampton University
April 1, 2011

At long last a book that links schemas to practice in a way that my students will understand and be able to relate to. The links to theory are sound and will encourage them to link all areas. A great book using a great team

Mrs Susan Davies
Education , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
February 11, 2011

A really useful book presenting schemas through the use of case studies

Mrs Penny Farrelly
Faculty of Society and Health, Bucks New University
January 17, 2011

very valuable for the outdoor learning module

Mrs Kathryn Charles
child studies, York College
January 12, 2011

This book explains children's emotional needs and how schemas are essential to child development in a simple and easy to follow manner. It describes schemas in detail. This helps with observations on children.

A good book to use for researching and explaining schemas.

Mrs Mary Harding
Childcare & Education, Northbrook College Sussex
December 6, 2010

The advice for observation and techniques for using video observation were excellent

Mrs Lynn Boyle
ESCW - Education, Dundee University
October 21, 2010

This text is useful for this particular module of our programme and willpossibly be recommended in other modules as well.

Mrs Freda Cummings
ESWCE, Dundee University
October 13, 2010

Interesting and will be useful for students new to schemas and to extend understanding of those already familiar with this approach to work with young children.

Mrs Cynd Willey
School of Education, Northampton University
September 15, 2010

This is a comprehensive and accessible text that allows the reader to gain an understanding of the content as a theoretical idea and as it relates to practice.

Dr Jane Waters
School of Human Sciences, Swansea University
August 18, 2010

I looked forward to this text with eagerness and anticipation, having often observed schemas in young children. However, I found some of the links to emotion quite tenuous and feel that chapters need to be reviewed several times, in the context of observing a particular child in the setting who may be displaying similar behaviours.
Probably more useful for those with some existing knowledge of schemas that those less familiar with the concept

Mrs Elaine Dew
Early Years, Bridgwater College
July 16, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One

Chapter Two

For instructors

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