This course is suitable for all those working with young children, either in a school setting or early years environment.
Participants will be introduced to early patterns (schemas) that children repeat in order to develop conceptual understanding. A range of video vignettes will be used for participants to recognise children’s repeated patterns, develop an awareness of clusters of patterns and plan next steps for the children based on their schemas. A consideration will be given to resourcing of the environment to best support children’s mathematical and scientific development.
Through undertaking this course practitioners will deepen their understanding of how children’s repeated actions (schemas) contribute to conceptual mathematic and scientific understanding, and will be better placed to support those children most appropriately.
‘A schema is a pattern of repeated actions. Clusters of schemas develop into later concepts’ (Athey, 2003).
‘I find this relatively new concept (to me) fascinating and would love to use it as a basis for individual planning’.
‘Gives a much greater understanding of how children make sense of their world and how we can us this to support our planning process and provide appropriate resources to support schemas’.
This is a one day professional development course.
Can be one day introductory level, or three day course with participants undertaking project work between days two and three.
£175 per person