Sticky stories from the classroom: from reflection to diffraction in early childhood teacher education

Moxnes, Anna Rigmor and Osgood, Jayne ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9424-8602 (2018) Sticky stories from the classroom: from reflection to diffraction in early childhood teacher education. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 19 (3) . pp. 297-309. ISSN 1463-9491 (doi:10.1177/1463949118766662)

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Abstract

This article aims to challenge the prominence of reflexivity as a strategy for early childhood teachers to adopt by taking Norwegian early childhood teacher education as its focus. Observed micro-moments from a university classroom generate multilayered, multi-sensorial entangled narratives that address what reflection and diffraction are and what they do – where students, the educator, materiality, space and affects intra-act. Furthermore, the article explores the ways in which teacher educators and students in early childhood teacher education become-with the classroom and materiality, and, in doing so, ideas about professionalism in early childhood education are opened out. By identifying the limitations of reflection, the authors go on to explore what working with diffraction might offer to reach alternative understandings. By placing a focus on seemingly unremarkable and routine events in the life of an early childhood teacher education classroom, the authors offer other, potentially more generative ways to think about student teachers and their further professional practice in kindergartens.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 25943
Notes on copyright: Moxnes, A. R., & Osgood, J. (2018). Sticky stories from the classroom: From reflection to diffraction in Early Childhood Teacher Education. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 19(3), 297–309. Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). https://doi.org/10.1177/1463949118766662.
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Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 12:59
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 16:53
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25943

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