The importance of schema in children’s self-initiated play and subsequent development has become a valued and embedded part of Early Years practice.

This course helps practitioners to explore what schematic play is, understand it’s developmental importance, and reflect on the critical role of the adult in supporting and nurturing children’s schematic play.

Following completion of this module, practitioners will have an improved understanding of:

  • Foundational and contemporary theories of schema.
  • The importance of schematic play.
  • The most common types of schema and how to recognise them.
  • How to provide further opportunities for children to explore schema.
  • Links between schema and the learning cycle.
  • Engaging with families in order to support children’s schematic play.