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ERIC Number: EJ1174148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Fostering the Artistic and Imaginative Capacities of Young Children: Case Study Report from a Visit to a Museum
Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette; Carr, Margaret; Thomas, Rebecca; Tinning, Andrea; Waitai, Maiangi
International Journal of Early Childhood, v50 n1 p33-46 Apr 2018
Museum visits can offer rich learning environments for preschool children. In potentiating learning environments, power is shared between adults and children as children and teachers co-construct understanding. Such learning environments also maximise opportunities for dialogue between adults, children and their peers. Drawing on the findings from a larger research project that involved preschool-aged children who attended a kindergarten located in a national museum, this paper reports a case study about one child's learning as well as the activities of the preschool teachers and children before, during and after museum visits to an exhibition that focused on the weaving of Maori ceremonial cloaks. The case study demonstrates how one child's artistic and imaginative capacities were strengthened through the dialogues and experiences surrounding the visits to the exhibition. Actions of the teachers included the teaching and learning processes of explaining, orchestrating, commentating, modelling, and reifying. Interactions between the child, her peers, the teachers, and the artefacts in the museum enriched this child's developmental experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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