Movement and Experimentation in Young Children's Learning: by Liselott Mariett Olsson

By Liselott Mariett Olsson

In modern academic contexts kids and studying are tamed, anticipated, supervised, managed and evaluated in line with predetermined criteria. Contesting such severe governing of the training baby, this booklet argues that the problem to perform and examine is to discover methods of regaining circulation and experimentation in subjectivity and studying.

Vivid examples from Swedish preschools – regarding childrens, academics, instructor scholars and educators and researchers - are woven including the theories of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, bringing vital new strategies and practices to the early youth box. This ground-breaking e-book investigates 3 key areas:

  • the have to concentrate on ‘process’ instead of ‘position’, as positioning of any type, equivalent to studying pursuits or developmental phases, hampers move.
  • working with tools that understand science’s inventiveness and productiveness, demonstrating how the occasions during which kids participate can stay open ended and in movement.
  • Re-considering the dichotomy among the person and society as a ‘cause and impact’ courting, which immobilizes subjectivity and studying and hinders experimentation.

Challenging dominant methods of pondering, move and Experimentation in younger kid's studying bargains new chances for swap and provokes a re-assessment of the academic system’s present emphasis on predetermined results and stuck positions.

This e-book offers researcher and scholars with a legitimate theoretical framework for re-conceptualising major elements of stream and experimentation in early formative years. Its many functional illustrations make this a compelling and provocative learn for and scholar taking direction in Early youth Studies.

 

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What if we walk and walk and never get anywhere? When children walk, very often they do not walk with the purpose of getting ahead. So many things can happen on the way; something interesting is found on the sidewalk – a snail or a branch, or there is the discovery of walking being done backwards or in circles, or jumping on one leg. 3 The surfer surfs, not to get somewhere, but for the moment. Surfing is about living the moment to the fullest capacity of one’s body, and to stretch beyond that.

3 The surfer surfs, not to get somewhere, but for the moment. Surfing is about living the moment to the fullest capacity of one’s body, and to stretch beyond that. When they learn to walk and surf, children and surfers explore the potential of their bodies, and the encounter of bodies and forces. But this goes for more than learning to walk and surf. Very often when children learn they do so by bodily logic, potential and the joining of forces. Everything becomes ground and sea when children learn; everything becomes movement and experimentation.

When children walk, very often they do not walk with the purpose of getting ahead. So many things can happen on the way; something interesting is found on the sidewalk – a snail or a branch, or there is the discovery of walking being done backwards or in circles, or jumping on one leg. 3 The surfer surfs, not to get somewhere, but for the moment. Surfing is about living the moment to the fullest capacity of one’s body, and to stretch beyond that. When they learn to walk and surf, children and surfers explore the potential of their bodies, and the encounter of bodies and forces.

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