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ERIC Number: EJ767422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Creativity in Events and Practices: A Lens for Understanding Children's Multimodal Texts
Pahl, Kate
Literacy, v41 n2 p86-92 Jul 2007
This article argues that it is possible to look at children's texts in relation to the lens of literacy events and practices from the New Literacy Studies, and apply this perspective to an understanding of creativity. Teachers can then use the possibilities within a text to ask children different kinds of questions. Drawing on a 2-year ethnographic study of a partnership between a group of artists and teachers in an Infants School in England, and their impact on children's text-making, the paper seeks to understand the ways in which such a text can be identified as creative. A detailed analysis of one child's text is offered as evidence of this argument. This account is set within a project to map children's play in a Foundation classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)