Threads of Thinking
Schemas and Young Children's Learning
- Cathy Nutbrown - University of Sheffield, UK
Early Childhood Education
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 new edition includes:
- discussion on the need for professional development
- changes in early years pedagogy
- more discussion of theories of learning in relation to curriculum and teaching practices
- new examples of children's drawings
- new suggestions for using stories to support schemas.
Threads of Thinking is for early years practitioners who wish to support and develop children's learning.
Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Director of Studies in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.
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.
A great text for all adults working with children. Clear explanations of schemas. A must for all those directly working with young children.