Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Jazztronik, Nov 7, 2007.
What's the difference?
"Schema" es el término más técnico. "Scheme" es más común, y también se usa por una maquinación (intriga poco limpia).
In a business sense:
Scheme is generally a plan.
Schema can be a plan, but is used more for a diagram or a model.
It comes from "schematics"
"scheme" es "esquema"
"schema" es "dibujo esquemático"
I've always used scheme to mean maybe a sneaky plan to do something that probably shouldn't be done. It can be used as a verb, too. "The kids were scheming to throw a party while their parents were out of town."
I've heard schema, especially in psychology, as a way to look at something. In psychology a schema is a set of values and beliefs you use to interpret a certain situation.
Someone please correct me if I'm thinking about this incorrectly.
Thanks for your answers!
In answers.com, schema also means "chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object":
so, are they sometimes used as if they were the same?
And, would "outline" mean "scheme" or "schema"?
To what extent are they similar to "sketch" or "draft"?
Any comment on this please?
The difference is not rigid and often either word could be used, however the difference seems to me to be this:
Schema refers to an outline or format whose content will differ depending on what it is applied to.
Scheme is usually more specific - a fairly complete plan of how something should be done.
This is quite similar to the suggestions by by Forero and Sparkle814.
This discussion is very useful to me now that i am translating a mental models text.
How do we use the prural for schema¿
The plural of schema is schemata but many people just say schemas.
OK! I will use schemas then.
Thank you smac!
Good morning. This is a pedagogical term. It refers to how the learner assimilates new knowledge based on his/her prior knowledge.
You may refer to this site: http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/ImplementALiteracyProgram/SchemaTheoryOfLearning.htm
I hope this helps.
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