Duration: 2 hours
What is schema? Schema's are patterns of repeatable behaviour which can often be noticed in young children's play.
Although children often show particular schemas in their play, not all children appear especially schematic. Some show one schema particularly strongly that will seem to fade, possibly to be replaced by another. Schemas offer a key to understanding ways in which children behave and learn. In the planning process awareness of children's interests and needs coupled with knowledge of schemas will help ideas flow and ensure programming is individualized. This session will explore schema and how we support the children using them.
Facilitators will lead participants in the discussion to create an awareness and understanding of schema and how it impacts learning.