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ERIC Number: EJ1164863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Recycling Piaget: Posthumanism and Making Children's Knowledge Matter
Aslanian, Teresa K.
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v50 n4 p417-427 2018
A growing body of research incorporates children's perspectives into the research process. If we are to take children's perspectives seriously in education research, research methodologies must be capable of addressing issues that matter to children. This article engages in a theoretical discussion that considers how a posthuman research methodology can support such an effort. Piaget's early and lesser known qualitative studies on children's conception of the world are re-read along with Karen Barad's posthuman theory, using Catherine Malabou's concept of plasticity. Through a plastic reading of Piaget and Barad, I consider how a posthuman theoretical framework might contribute to research seeking to access children's perspectives. Before concluding, I reflect on some ethical concerns regarding posthuman research in education.
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Language: English
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