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ERIC Number: EJ926419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
"I Smile with My Mind": Reconceptualizing Artistic Practice in Early Childhood
Bentley, Dana Frantz
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v25 n2 p160-176 2011
This study addresses the role of artistic practice as it exists in the lives of young children. Viewing children as unified learners (Dewey, 1902; Franklin, 1994), the role of artistic practice is reconceptualized as a tool which children employ fluidly throughout their daily experiences, rather than as belonging to a discreet subject. The artistic practices of a group of 30 children aged 2 to 5 are documented through their narratives in the day-to-day activities of a preschool classroom. The close examination of these narratives illustrates the complex, nuanced ways in which young children employ artistic practice in order to navigate and shape the constructs of their daily lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A