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.
Based around the concept of schemas this book uses many examples to illustrate the process of learning in small children. It is written with depth but easily understood to appeal to a wide audience and provides good recomendations for further reading at the end of every chapter.
This new edition provides clarity between the different roles and responsibilities such as that of educator, practitioner and/or other professional titles that sometimes cause confusion for students intending on working with children and young people. The examples also provide the necessaary link between theory and practice.
This is an interesting book to initially expose trainees to how children learn. It encourages them to think about their own role in the learning process. The case studies are valuable and the author unpicks the reasons behind the materila used.
this book has been used on the CACHE level 3 course and the students found it good to use. This book has been purchased within the department as well as students also buying the book
I recommend this text for all first, second and third year undergraduate students studying Childhhod Education. It is succinctly written, easy to read yet very effective in conveying how children learn.
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Claelry wriiten with easy to understand case studies that made the concrete link between theory and practice.
A fantastic and informative text
Excellent book that I will be using with my students.
So relevant to modules and over all student understanding. Written in the appropriate level and comprhensively covered the subject. Students found this very helpful.