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ERIC Number: ED512208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8492-0165-0
Understanding Schemas and Emotion in Early Childhood
Arnold, Cath
SAGE Publications (UK)
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. Contents of this book include: (1) Early Years Practitioners and Parents Engaging in Child Study; (2) Ewan: Developing a Ritual for Separating; (3) John: Exploring Lines and Connecting and Coming to Understand Separations; (4) Caitlin: Containing, Enveloping and Transporting; (5) Edward: Exploring "Together and Apart" and Moving from "Vertical" to "Horizontal" with Objects; (6) Sam: Enveloping, Containing and Seriating to Understand Separation and Loss and the Distribution of Power; (7) Susan: Containing, Enveloping and Going Through Boundaries; (8) Cara: Trying to Make Sense of a Death in her Family; (9) The Inside Story: an Early Years Practitioner Studying Children's Emotions; and (10) Conclusions and Theorising about Schemas and Emotions.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom