Pedagogies for Children’s Perspectives


Edited by Laurie Kocher and Catherine Patterson

Drawing on young children’s perspectives can be a rich and purposeful part of the educational process. In this essential text, contributors from a range of countries and cultures explore approaches to recognising, respecting and integrating children’s viewpoints in early childhood settings and practice.

Pedagogies for Children’s Perspectives captures diverse experiences and ideas which are at the heart of professional practice. Written to provoke group discussion and exten thinking, opportunities for international comparison, points for reflection and editorial provocations will help students engage critically with wide-ranging approaches to acknowledging and building on children’s perceptions and voice. Considering the role of the learning environment, the practitioner, the wider community and policy, chapters are divided into four key sections which reflect major influences on practice and pedagogy:

  • Being alongside children
  • Those who educate
  • Embedding families and communities
  • Working with systems

Multi-vocal, inspiring and at times challenging, this text will enhance understanding, support self-directed learning and provoke and transform thinking at both graduate and postgraduate levels, particularly in t he field of early childhood education and care.

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Thinking about Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education is an accessible, innovative series which explores early childhood education across a range of issues, locations and sectors. Titles in the series will be essential critical companions for study, inspiring students to improve their professionalism, knowledge and thinking skills by illustrating effective practice and encouraging critical questioning. This approach also invites the reader to construct knowledge based on personal and professional reflection, self-directed learning and underpins higher order learning skills.

Laurie Kocher is a faculty member in the Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, Capilano University, Canada.

Catherine Patterson is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Early Childhood, Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University, Australia.

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Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16 cm








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