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If you work with infants and 2-3’s and haven’t yet had the opportunity to work with or learn about schemas, this will be the most important workshop for you this year. Understanding schemas and their role in young children’s learning and development will take your engagement with them, and planning for them, to the next level. Schema play is especially important to infants and 2-3’s. Tipping, hiding, posting, bashing, banging, pushing, pulling: repetition and trial and error being the key features of this kind of learning. What does this thing do? What happens if I drop it? Will it break if I hit it? What if I hit it again? Young children want the answers to all these questions and will persevere until they have them. This is how they make sense of the world and those around them, one action at a time. Using your understanding of the children and schemas as a basis for curriculum planning can open up new and exciting possibilities for the children and educators.

This webinar meets the requirements for ELECTIVE PD (NSW) and aligns with:

The Early Years Learning Framework - EYLF – Practices
Being responsive to children
Planning and implementing learning through play
Intentional teaching
EYLF Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

The National Quality Standard
Standard 1: Educational Program and Practice

The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Standard 1: Know children and how they learn
Focus areas 1.1, 1.2 & 1.5
Standard 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area 3.3

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.