ERIC Number: EJ1164403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring the Relational Efforts Making up a Curriculum Concept--An Actor-Network Theory Analysis of the Curriculum Concept of "Children's Interests"
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v50 n1 p113-125 2018
This paper undertakes an investigation of the "life" of the curriculum concept of "children's interests" in a preschool practice. The concept of "children's interests" plays a vital role in the Swedish preschool curriculum text and in the preschool field. Strongly inspired by Actor-network theory readings, the paper aims at producing accounts making visible the making of the concept of "children's interests" through relations among children, carpets, Minecraft figures, boxes, teachers and schedules in a preschool practice. The paper engages in ethnographic materials generated at a Stockholm preschool over a period of 10 months.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Childhood Interests, Network Analysis, Learning Theories, Ethnography, Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden (Stockholm)
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