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The Literacy of Play and Innovation

Children as Makers, 1st Edition

By Christiane Wood

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186 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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Description

The Literacy of Play and Innovation provides a portrait of what innovative education looks like from a literacy perspective. Through an in-depth case study of a "maker" school’s innovative design—in particular, of four early childhood educator’s classrooms—this book demonstrates that children’s inspiration, curiosity, and creativity is a direct result of the school environment. Presenting a unique, data-driven model of literacy, play, and innovation taking the maker movement beyond STEM education, this book helps readers understand literacy learning through making and the creative approaches embedded in early literacy classroom practices.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 Introduction: New Possibilities: The Potential of Makerspaces as Literacy-Play Learning Environments

2 The Spark of Mindful Design: Envisioning Equity in a Culture of Innovation

3 The Wonderings of the Krewe

4 The Whimsy of the Maker

5 The Cleverness of Innovation

6 Literacy for the Bricoleur

Conclusion

Appendix

About the Author

Christiane Wood is an Assistant Professor in Literacy Education at California State University, San Marcos, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU029080
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts
EDU051000
EDUCATION / Learning Styles