Threads of Thinking
Schemas and Young Children's Learning
- Cathy Nutbrown - University of Sheffield, UK
This book makes schema theory explicit in practice. Supported by numerous detailed examples and the discussion of difficult theoretical issues, it illustrates children's learning in areas such as literacy, maths and science.
This Fourth Edition includes:
A new chapter on professional development
Changes in early years and primary practice
More coverage of theories of learning in relation to pedagogy
Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Director of the Masters program in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.
Praise for the previous edition:
'Cathy Nutbrown is able to discuss difficult theoretical issues with a lightness of touch and to illustrate those issues with clear observations from children. Accessibility is combined with depth. The scope of the book is comprehensive but detailed. She covers most of the early education issues of the day in ways that will encourage professionals to develop a more coherent and meaningful pedagogy than exists at the present time' - Chris Athey
A very good publication which takes it time to expand on theory in relation to practical settings making it useful for both the undergraduate classroom and the work experience modules, well worth a read for any Early Years student.
Essential reading for all students training in the Early Years sector.
The book helps to understand how young children think and learn. It is a good source of information for elementary school teachers who are going to work with children who just left kindergarten. The book helps to design learning activities and to evaluate learning processes that respect the young children's schemata.
This further addition from Cathy Nutbrown offers an easy to absorb update on her previous publications which helpd the reader to focus on thinking skills within play and children's development. Excellent for use on any module connected to these topics
Useful for students to read in order to develop understanding and support assessments.
I did not find this book to have sufficient theoretical underpinning.
Cathy Nutbrown inspires good practice, revels in the joy of observation and explains how much we can learn from this and how this can develop our own practice.
The book covers many aspects including how schemas may develop knowledge and understanding and the implications of this for Early Education.
Lots of examples and links between theory & practice.
A great inspiration for people studying towards Early Years qualification.
Cathy Nutbrown has made a difficult subject easy to read! the students are already looking into buying this book to support their learning of Schemas
This book is easy to read. It explains the process of assessment in the Early Years and is based on involving children in their assessment. Carr gives purpose to this and explains the benefits of Learning Stories and dialogue with young children.