Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts

Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts

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Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts is an innovative text that describes practices and research that cross all five strands of the artsa€”visual, drama, music, dance, and mediaa€”and illuminates ways of understanding children and their arts practices that go beyond the common traditions. The book: - Offers practical and rich illustrations of teachersa€™ and childrena€™s work based on international research that integrates theory with practice; - Brings a critical lens to arts education; - Includes summaries, reflective questions, and recommended further readings with every chapter. Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts provides a more nuanced understanding of the arts through an exploration of specific instances in which committed teachers and researchers are discovering what contemporary multimodal tools offer to young children. Chapters contain examples of a€˜doinga€™ the arts in the early years, new ways of teaching, and how to use emerging technologies to develop multiliteracies, equity, agency, social and cultural capital, and enhance the learning and engagement of marginalized children.On the door matted and laminated in green construction paper the school mission statement reads: [The school is] ... a€œArt is not afrill; it is an essential language that makesit possible to communicate feelings andideas wordscannot express.

Title:Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts
Author:Felicity McArdle, Gail Boldt
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-02


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