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ERIC Number: EJ1230881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0264-3944
Participatory Creativities: Developing a Research Design for Children's Pastoral Encounters with the Natural World
Saunders, Laura
Pastoral Care in Education, v37 n3 p208-229 2019
In this paper, the author discusses the interrelationship between creativity, children's experiences of the natural world and pastoral education. Based on a research design developed whilst undertaking a professional doctorate in education (EdD), and grounded in a theoretical framework of children's rights, the author explores the creative uncertainties of collaboratively researching children's educational experiences with nature. The paper considers the ways in which the research design supports a pastoral care agenda, whilst encouraging the emergence of 'creative artefacts', alongside the extent to which the focus of the research, encounters with the natural world, might be deemed pastorally minded in its own right. The children who have participated in the research then draw the paper to a close, sharing what their involvement in the project has meant to them. Images and excerpts of children's own creative reflections are offered as illustration of the powerful confluence of the Creative and the Pastoral.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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