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ERIC Number: EJ898237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Locking the Unlockable: Children's Invocation of Pretence to Define and Manage Place
Cobb-Moore, Charlotte; Danby, Susan; Farrell, Ann
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v17 n3 p376-395 Aug 2010
Young children use pretence in their interactions with their peers. This article focuses on their use of pretence to establish, define and formulate places within their peer interaction. A talk-in-interaction approach is used to analyse video-recorded and transcribed interactions of children aged 4-6 years in the block area of an early childhood classroom in Australia. The complex and collaborative interactive work of the children produced shared understandings of pretence, which they used as a device to manage their use of classroom physical and social spaces. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia