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ERIC Number: EJ1082967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
"Baby-Cam" and Researching with Infants: Viewer, Image and (Not) Knowing
Elwick, Sheena
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v16 n4 p322-338 Dec 2015
This article offers a methodological reflection on how "baby-cam" enhanced ethically reflective attitudes in a large-scale research project that set out to research with infants in Australian early childhood education and care settings. By juxtaposing digital images produced by two different digital-camera technologies and drawing on informal conversations with those who have viewed the images, it addresses the question: "What might we perceive or sense differently if we look at one filmed event through two different camera technologies, one of which is baby-cam?" It is proposed that baby-cam-generated digital images may provide participatory researchers with a useful heuristic device in that they can remind researchers of the limits of their own "gaze" and ways of knowing and theorising infants. When utilised in this way, baby-cam may assist infants to move further towards more fully claiming their "participant" stance within early childhood education and care participatory research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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