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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
This book 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

Well written, would reccommend studying CCLD, good links of theory to child observations.

Mrs Susan Gregory
Health Social Care, Neath Port Talbot College
November 19, 2012

Valuable case studies to further develop thought. Essential text.

Mrs Michelle Rogers
Centre for Early Childhood, University of Worcester
October 29, 2012

I have reccomended this as a must read to other tutors and childcare praactioners. I will definately be putting this on the essential reading list

Mrs Heather Tant
HESC Office, Barnet College
July 13, 2012

I will recommend this book my students.

Mrs Julie Salt
Scartho Community Learning Centre, North East Linconshire Adult Education Service
July 11, 2012

Regardless of study, this is a book that all practitioners should read to help understand children's development

Mrs Anita Williams
Please select your department, Swindon College
May 10, 2012

An essential development to support understanding beyond basic schema recognition.

Mrs Rebecca Kingsley-Jones
CAHE, University of the West of England, Bristol
April 30, 2012

A wonderful exploration of the link between emotional development abd schemas, which provoked extensive discussion amongst our third year students on the BA(Hons) Early Years Education degree course.

Mrs Abigail Gosling
Education Studies, Bedfordshire University
April 16, 2012

This book makes clear connections to theory concerned with young children's emotional development. The observations and analysis will help students to engage with theory, such as attachment theory. It addresses sensitive issues such as a child trying to make sense of a bereavement in her family.

Mrs Jackie Braithwaite
East Cheshire Business School, Macclesfield College
January 22, 2012

An engaging text looking at 7 children and how their schemas are interwoven with their emotions. This gives a real insight into the lives of children and how practitioners can support them.

Mrs Ruth Gill
Faculty of Sciences, Staffordshire University
July 11, 2011

Super case studies that bring to life the schemas explored in this text. The style of writikng suits Foundation Degree students who are work-based learners; so practical exmaples and studies of children speaks to them in volumes!!Clear explanantion and demonstration of the different schemas offering great support for interpretating children's observed play, which is one of the key skills for the module. Many thanks for the inspection copy, I will treasrure it, too.

Mrs Eleonora Teszenyi
School of Education, The University of Northampton
June 9, 2011

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