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ERIC Number: EJ1019401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Zigging and Zooming All over the Place: Young Children's Meaning Making and Movement in the Museum
Hackett, Abigail
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v14 n1 p5-27 Mar 2014
This article draws attention to the walking and running of young children as a key element of their multimodal communicative practices. In addition, the article argues that the walking and running of young children can be seen as a place-making activity, acknowledging the power of young children to create meaning in their world. Drawing on ethnographic data from ongoing research with young children and their families in museums, I present some examples of ways in which young children move during museum visits as a powerful, intentional and communicative practice. Focusing on young children's perspectives of the museum as a place of primary importance enables us to understand the walking and running of young children in the context of their communicative practices in an embodied, emplaced and experienced world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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