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ERIC Number: EJ943089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Revealing the Experience of Children and Teachers Even in Their Absence: Documenting in the Early Childhood Studio
Parnell, Will
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v9 n3 p291-309 Oct 2011
Inspired by the educational approach in the municipal pre-primary schools and infant-toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy, two studio teachers and a researcher participant in Portland, Oregon capture classroom work, make investigations and interpretations in the studio as a laboratory space of learning, help children represent thinking, and collaboratively share their ideas with colleagues, parents, and their local community. Through their work of documenting young children's learning, a researcher-participant aims to liberate the studio teachers' narrative-episodes with a fundamental question: what meaning can be found in the studio experiences of documenting young children's learning? The research results are phenomenological in nature and cascade into three narrative-episodes and discussions. Conclusions and implications for future research follow. In the end, the team finds the importance in their studio practice as a way to create meaning in everyday experiences. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy; Oregon