Child-initiated pedagogies in Finland, Estonia and England: exploring young children’s views on decisions [article]

Robertson, Leena Helavaara and Kinos, Jarmo and Barbour, Nancy and Pukk, Maarika and Rosqvist, Leif (2015) Child-initiated pedagogies in Finland, Estonia and England: exploring young children’s views on decisions [article]. Early Child Development and Care, 185 (11-12). pp. 1815-1827. ISSN 0300-4430

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Abstract

This paper focuses on child-initiated pedagogy that is based on the process of co-construction of learning experiences between children, adults and the environment, being part of longitudinal research project that analyses child-initiated pedagogies in formal early years settings with 3–6-year-old children. Drawing on an ethnographic approach this paper explores children's own views of the relationships between their own and adults' decisions. Twenty-four participating teachers, in 14 different early years settings in three countries (Finland, Estonia and England) used interviews with puppets and video methodologies to document children's views on how decisions are reached, what kinds of things are decided, and who decides. The data suggest that children embrace the feel of control. They also acknowledge, at a level, acting and taking control within boundaries. Given an opportunity, the children are skilful in sharing the responsibility of control with peers and adults.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online: 23 Apr 2015
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 16555
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Depositing User: Kristina Repova
Date Deposited: 29 May 2015 13:47
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:35
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16555

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