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January 8, 2020
2:00 PM Eastern Time
Educator, Author and Consultant
Classroom Teacher and Consultant
Paciﬁc Primary School
Sponsored by Redleaf Press.
Jean Piaget described a schema as a thread of thought which is demonstrated by repeated patterns in children’s play and suggested that children’s play is a reﬂection of deeper, internal and speciﬁcally directed thoughts. When children explore schemas, they build understandings of abstract ideas, patterns, and concepts. Children are keen observers, able to see the smallest details and possibilities in the world around them. They take in an abundance of information as a part of their explorations and have a remarkable, intuitive intelligence to try out actions repeatedly, through schema explorations. Often adults view these repeated actions as annoying and even unsafe. As toddler and preschool teachers, we often to stop a lot of this behavior. But as we have come to understand schema theory, we now appreciate these inborn abilities and our patience, excitement and commitment to do our best work on behalf of the children grows.
In this interview-style session, Master early childhood professionals, authors and play experts, Deb Curtis and Nadia Jaboneta will share stories of children’s play and identify the repeated actions and patterns (schemas), and think together about how this play is a reﬂection of children’s learning and development. Join us to enhance your own joy and appreciation of children’s lively minds.
In this session you will:
- Learn to recognize schema explorations in children’s play and how these actions support children’s brain development and learning.
- Study documentation and assess children’s schema explorations
- Consider environments, materials and teacher interactions that invite schema explorations and children’s innate approaches to learning.
- Feel astonished at the profound competence children have to seek what they beneﬁt from.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
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Summary of Schema Explorations
Meeting Up with Childrens Lively Minds
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