Daily Archives: November 12, 2015

Doing Foucault in Early Childhood Studies: Applying Post-structural Ideas

This book draws on a broad range of poststructural and postcolonial thinkers, and pays particular attention to the intersections of race, class and gender. Within this theoretical framework, it shows the important contribution that Foucault and other poststructural theorists can … Continue reading

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Analysing Interactions in Childhood: Insights from Conversation Analysis

Offers a fresh perspective on how conversation analysis can be used to highlight the sophisticated nature of what children actually do when interacting with their peers, parents, and other adults. Brings together a contributor team of leading experts in the … Continue reading

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Theorizing Pedagogical Interaction: Insights from Conversation Analysis

Pedagogical interaction can be observed through many different landscapes, such as the graduate seminar, the writing skills center, the after-school literacy program, adult ESL classrooms, and post-observation conferences. By viewing these settings through the lens of conversation analysis, this volume … Continue reading

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Innovation in the Classroom: Design Thinking for 21st Century Learning

This qualitative study seeks to explore how design thinking as a new model of learning is used in classroom learning. The participants for this study are the school leader and teachers from a public middle school. Through lesson observations and … Continue reading

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Stages of Curiosity

Where curiosity comes from isn’t entirely clear. That’s probably because there is no single source for it any more than there is a single source for entertainment, anxiety, or confidence. There are strategies to promote curiosity in the classroom—even those … Continue reading

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Rigor of Teaching and Learning

Rigor is a fundamental piece of any learning experience. It is also among the most troublesome due to its subjectivity. What does it mean? What are its characteristics? Rigorous for whom? And more importantly, how can you use to promote … Continue reading

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Building an Impact Network

In The New Network Leader series, seven network entrepreneurs—leaders at the heart of some of today’s most sophisticated, large-scale solutions to the world’s social problems—have shared their accounts of catalyzing networks to create powerful social change. Although these networks take … Continue reading

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Learning as Weaving

Students bring a large array of interests and expertise to classrooms, but often these ideas are laid aside in the panic to ensure curriculum requirements are met, and often complex ideas are tackled through direct or scaffolded instruction. I have … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Early Childhood Classroom

Foucault’s notion of “regimes of truth” provides an understanding of how some discourses operate and network together to reinforce a particular powerful view of the world. These can be in oral or written forms. Early childhood education practices are drawn … Continue reading

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