Qualitative Studies of Exploration in Childhood Education: Cultures of Play and Learning in Transition - Marilyn Fleer; Mariane Hedegaard; Elin Eriksen Odegaard; Hanne Vaerum Sorensen; | Foyles Bookstore
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Qualitative Studies of Exploration in Childhood Education: Cultures of Play and Learning in Transition (Paperback)

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This book uses the concept of exploration as a way of understanding transitions in children between the ages of 5 to 18 years old. Written by an international group of scholars from Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, India, Norway and the UK, the chapters offer a diverse set of case studies. The topics and themes covered include transitions in outdoor playtime, the transition to daycare, compassion in kindergarten, learning with fathers, transitions of Chinese traditional culture and disability. The chapters are organised into two parts, the first part covering macro transitions and the second covering micro-genetic transitions. The contributors show how both macro and micro-genetic transitions influence children's everyday lives, and how these different transitions open up new possibilities for play, learning and development. The contributors draw on Vygotsky's cultural historical theory and the understanding that children's cultural formation takes form in a dialectic relation between children's interests and motives and the institutional settings they participate in.

EducationEducation TheoryPhilosophy & theory of education Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 19/05/2023 ISBN-13: 9781350199460  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Marilyn Fleer is Laureate Professor and Foundation Chair of Early Childhood Education and Development at Monash University, Australia, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, UK. Mariane Hedegaard is Professor Emerita in Developmental Psychology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, UK. Elin Eriksen Odegaard is Professor and Director of the Kindergarten Knowledge Centre for Systemic Research on Diversity and Sustainable Futures at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway, and Visiting Professor at the University of Tromso, Norway. Hanne Vaerum Sorensen is Associate Professor of Pedagogy and Education at VIA University College, Aarhus, Denmark.

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