International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
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Children's Exploration and Cultural Formation

Editors: Hedegaard, Mariane, Eriksen Ødegaard, Elin (Eds.)

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  • Is in line with the UN and UNESCO request for a loci-based, ecological, integral education
  • Shows that exploration will support transformative learning
  • Proves that cultures of exploration are relevant for early childhood education and societies at large
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This open access book examines the educational conditions that support cultures of exploration in kindergartens. It conceptualises cultures of exploration, whether those cultures are created through children’s own engagement or are demanded of them through undertaking specific tasks within different institutional settings. It shows how the conditions for children’s exploration form a web of activities in different settings with social relationships, local landscapes and artefacts. The book builds on the understanding of cultural traditions as deeply implicated in the developmental processes, meaning that local considerations must be reflected in education for sustainable futures. Therefore the book examines and conceptualises exploration and cultural formation through locally situated cases and navigates toward global educational concepts. The book provides different windows into how children may explore in everyday practice settings in kindergarten, and contributes to a loci-based, ecological, integral knowledge relevant for early childhood education.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction to Children’s Exploration and Cultural Formation

    Pages 1-10

    Eriksen Ødegaard, Elin (et al.)

  • Children’s Exploration as a Key in Children’s Play and Learning Activity in Social and Cultural Formation

    Pages 11-27

    Hedegaard, Mariane

  • Beyond Bullying: Understanding Children’s Exploration of Inclusion and Exclusion Processes in Kindergarten

    Pages 29-45

    Skoglund, Ruth Ingrid

  • Children’s Explorative Activities in Kindergarten Playgrounds: A Case Study in China and Norway

    Pages 47-63

    Sørensen, Hanne Værum (et al.)

  • Conflict Analyses: A Methodology for Exploring Children’s Cultural Formation in Early Childhood Education

    Pages 65-81

    Grindheim, Liv Torunn

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children's Exploration and Cultural Formation
Editors
  • Mariane Hedegaard
  • Elin Eriksen Ødegaard
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36271-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36271-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36270-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-36273-7
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 187
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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