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ERIC Number: EJ1001958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1836-9391
Creating Polyphony with Exploratory Web Documentation in Singapore
Lim, Sirene; Hoo, Lum Chee
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, v37 n4 p123-126 Dec 2012
We introduce and reflect on "Images of Teaching", an ongoing web documentation research project on preschool teaching in Singapore. This paper discusses the project's purpose, methodological process, and our learning points as researchers who aim to contribute towards inquiry-based professional learning. The website offers a window into some Singaporean ways of working with young children in preschool settings; it contains video examples of authentic classroom teaching, contextualised with teacher reflections, artefacts, and interview transcripts. Based on two years of reflection and research meetings, we discuss four key learning points: a) utilising the affordances of web technology to create heteroglossia; b) the need to diversify "best practices"; c) encouraging dialogue and interrogation; and d) the need to see ourselves as knowledge brokers.
Early Childhood Australia. P.O. Box 7105, Watson, ACT 2602, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6242-1800; Fax: +61-2-6242-1818; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore