Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts is an innovative text that describes practices and research that cross all five strands of the arts—visual, drama, music, dance, and media—and illuminates ways of understanding children and their arts practices that go beyond the common traditions. The book:
- Offers practical and rich illustrations of teachers’ and children’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 ‘doing’ 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.
Table of Contents
1 Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts: Ways of Seeing
GAIL BOLDT AND FELICITY MCARDLE
Part I Ways of Seeing – The Arts
2 Small Acts of Resistance: The Role of Intergenerational Collaborative Drawing in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning
3 Daring to Dance: Making a Case for the Place of Dance in Children’s and Teachers’ Lives within Early Childhood Settings
4 Teacher, Researcher and Artist: Thinking About Documentary Practices
Part II Ways of Seeing – Children
5 Becoming Intense
KORTNEY SHERBINE AND GAIL BOLDT
6 Increasing the Abundance of the World: Young Children and their Drawings
CHRISTINE MARMÉ THOMPSON
7 Choreographed Childhoods: Patterns of Embodiment in the Lives of Contemporary Children
Part III Ways of Seeing – Curriculum and Pedagogy
8 Designing with Pink Technologies and Barbie Transmedia
KAREN E. WOHLWEND AND KYLIE PEPPLER
9 Social Class and Art Room Curriculum
10 Children’s Concert Experience: An Intercultural Approach
JAN SVERRE KNUDSEN
11 There’s More to Art than Meets the Eye — A Series of Provocations from Unit X
Felicity McArdle is Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Gail Boldt is Associate Professor at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.
"This book provides an analysis of the arts and respective arts pedagogy based on poststructuralist discourses and feminist critical theory with specific emphasison early childhood teacher- education practices.The articles address the importnace of learning through a child centric model of engagement and exploration in the arts..Summing up: Recommended"- E.Correa, Medaille College, for CHOICE, December 2013