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Fromberg, Doris Pronin – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2017
There are similar, non-linear complex dynamical systems that underlie the epigenetic development of young children. This paper discusses the confluence of research on brain functions; a body or research that informs the characteristics of young children's play and imagination; and the ways in which young children acquire fresh perceptions and…
Descriptors: Dramatic Play, Early Reading, Young Children, Brain
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Laidlaw, Linda; Wong, Suzanna So-Har – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2016
This article presents and describes how we have used notions and structures informed by complexity thinking to shape new descriptions and approaches to understanding "new literacy" practices with young learners. Using data from two studies: a two year project working with kindergarten children using drama and digital tools to develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education
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Evans, Katherine – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2015
This paper considers the landscape of early childhood education in England to be dominated by discourses of "readiness-for-school" and "readiness-for-learning" that act to heavily stratify the educational spaces inhabited by young children. The "ready-child"¬†is constructed as a normative identity towards which the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Behavior Standards, Social Behavior
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Cumming, Tamara – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to explore the complex interrelations between educators' work environments and their experiences as an entryway for thinking differently about workforce stability and sustainability. Concepts of macro- and micropolitics (drawn from the work of Deleuze and Guattari) are used to explore one educator's experiences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Work Environment
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Hussain, Hanin; Conner, Lindsey; Mayo, Elaine – Complicity: An International Journal of Complexity and Education, 2014
This paper uses the discourse of complexity thinking to envision curriculum as six partial and coupled facets that exist simultaneously: curriculum as structure, curriculum as process, curriculum as content, curriculum as teaching, curriculum as learning and curriculum as activity. Such a curriculum is emergent and self-organising. It is emergent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Curriculum, Curriculum Design