• Tue 22 Feb 1:00 PM AEDT - 2:00 PM AEDT

    • $55.00 incl. GST
    An introduction to schemas: Re-imagining curriculum for infants
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An introduction to schemas: Re-imagining curriculum for infants


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.

Completing An introduction to schemas: Re-imagining curriculum for infants will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.

NESA Elective PD:

  • Enhanced teaching practice to effect positive change and impact on student/child learning progress and achievements
  • Job-embedded and provided opportunities for collaboration, transference and application
  • Research based and evidence based

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

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

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional Knowledge
APST 1: Know children and how they learn
Professional Practice
APST 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

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

This webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 5: Relationships with children
QA 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities