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Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education

Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood

Editors: Schulte, Christopher M., Thompson, Christine Marmé (Eds.)

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  • Offers a comprehensive introduction to new ways of thinking about the place of art, play, and aesthetics in the lives and education of young children
  • Combines perspectives on practice and research grounded in contemporary critical and poststructuralist theories
  • Draws on childhood studies, the new sociology of childhood, early childhood education, and art education
  • Includes stories of children experiencing art in social settings, in dialogue with materials, peers, and adults
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Reflecting contemporary theory and research in early art education, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to new ways of thinking about the place of art, play, and aesthetics in the lives and education of young children. Enlivened by narratives and illustrations, 16 authors offer perspectives on the lived experience of being a child and discovering the excitement of making meaning and form in the process of art, play, and aesthetic inquiry.

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“Advocates of the arts and play in early childhood have long challenged the narrative of the universal child and contested binaries such as adult/child, play/learning, and mind/body. Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood is pivotal because it elegantly portrays subtle yet critical shifts in thinking. This collection of perspectives from around the globe poses new questions and offers up fresh perspectives. Each chapter explicates theoretical inspirations and includes stories and images to bring ideas to life. This book is an essential read because it not only challenges conventional thinking, but also sheds light on exciting new pathways.” (Jolyn Blank, University of South Florida, USA)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Thompson, Christine Marmé (et al.)

  • Collective Improvisations: The Emergence of the Early Childhood Studio as an Event-Full Place

    Pages 5-21

    Kind, Sylvia

  • ‘A Cool Place Where We Make Stuff’: Co-curating Relational Spaces of Muchness

    Pages 23-37

    Thiel, Jaye Johnson

  • “Now We All Look Like Rapunzels”: Drawing in a Kindergarten Writing Journal

    Pages 39-59

    Rech, Leslie

  • Artistic Encounters: Ethical Collaborations Between Children and Adults

    Pages 61-76

    Cinquemani, Shana

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70644-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70643-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-88972-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood
Editors
  • Christopher M. Schulte
  • Christine Marmé Thompson
Series Title
Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70644-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70644-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70643-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88972-6
Series ISSN
1573-4528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 236
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations
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