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ERIC Number: EJ1091777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1463-9491
Storying Practices of Witnessing: Refiguring Quality in Everyday Pedagogical Encounters
Nxumalo, Fikile
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v17 n1 p39-53 Mar 2016
This article seeks to contribute towards an unsettling of dominant framings of quality pedagogical practices. The author puts to work the figure of the modest witness as a way of storying everyday pedagogical encounters in childhood settings that might refigure quality in practice as materialized more-than-human becomings. Working within the particular context of British Columbia, Canada, the author's particular orientation is towards emergent interferences to child-centred orientations in everyday practices of art-making and multispecies encounters in relation with a local mountain forest. Through descriptive visual and textual accounts of small stories, the author experiments with foregrounding implicated, responsive and messy practices-in-question that bring hopeful possibilities for reimagining quality in practice without the enclosures of fixed and final resolutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada