International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Visual Methodologies and Digital Tools for Researching with Young Children

Transforming Visuality

Editors: Fleer, Marilyn, Ridgway, Avis (Eds.)

  • Presents new digital visual methodological tools for researching early childhood
  • Shows digital visual research of dynamic, holistic and theorised practices in original case study examples.
  • Focuses on framing social discursive practices using cultural-historical and critical theories
  • Demonstrates how digital visual research methods capture the (often invisible) dynamic relations between child, family and community
  • Discusses visual methodology as an ethical tool for early childhood research in varied cultural settings
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This book makes an original contribution to researching child-community development so that those with specific interests in early childhood education have new theoretical tools to guide their research practices. The book explicitly theorises the use of digital visual tools from a cultural-historical perspective. It also draws upon a range of post-structuralist concepts for moving research and scholarship forward. Examples of visual technologies from research in different cultural communities are foregrounded.

In particular this book introduces contemporary methodologies for researching child and community development with a focus on visual methodology so the dynamics of development can be captured over time and analysed historically, culturally, socially, ecologically and psychologically through a range of iterative techniques.  Visual technology was not freely available in Vygotsky’s time for example, and therefore potentially represents an extension of his genetic experimental approach to researching child development.

The book presents a range of methodological arguments about research into child and community development through which new conceptions for research centred on young children have been created. The authors of the chapters also discuss why a more holistic, dynamic and ethical view of research is needed for generating new knowledge about child development in a range of cultural contexts. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • A Digital Turn: Post-developmental Methodologies for Researching with Young Children

    Fleer, Marilyn

    Pages 3-11

  • Beyond Developmental Geology: A Cultural-Historical Theorization of Digital Visual Technologies for Studying Young Children’s Development

    Fleer, Marilyn

    Pages 15-34

  • A Visual Dialectical Methodology: Using a Cultural-Historical Analysis to Unearth the Family Strategies in Children’s Bilingual Heritage Language Development

    Li, Liang

    Pages 35-53

  • The Past-Present Dialectic: A New Methodological Tool for Seeing the Historical Dynamic in Cultural-Historical Research

    Ridgway, Avis

    Pages 55-72

  • Intergenerational Family Dialogues: A Cultural Historical Tool Involving Family Members as Co-researchers Working with Visual Data

    Monk, Hilary

    Pages 73-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visual Methodologies and Digital Tools for Researching with Young Children
Book Subtitle
Transforming Visuality
Editors
  • Marilyn Fleer
  • Avis Ridgway
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01469-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01469-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01468-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34309-9
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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