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ERIC Number: EJ1102704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1837-6290
Digital Storytelling: Capturing Children's Participation in Preschool Activities
Kervin, Lisa; Mantei, Jessica
Issues in Educational Research, v26 n2 p225-240 2016
Children should be active participants in the environments in which they engage. However in the prior to school setting, it is not necessarily clear to educators how children understand their role and place within that community. Lave and Wenger's (2005) situated learning theory provides a useful frame to consider this developing sense of membership and the connections children make between home and their prior to school centre. In the spirit of belonging, being and becoming (COAG, 2009), a cohort of 27 children (aged 4-5 years) transitioning to the first year of formal schooling were invited to create a digital story representing their active participation in their centre. Analysis of the ways the children expressed this sense of belonging revealed sound understandings about what it is to be part of the community, the responsibilities this entails and the implications for early years educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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