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Björklund, Camilla; Ahlskog-Björkman, Eva – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study presents an analysis of preschool teachers' reasoning about pedagogical goals. Of specific interest is how teachers in a Swedish and a Finnish context describe goals for children's learning and how they describe them implementing these goals into their practice. The research question is thus: How are pedagogical goals perceived and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Nolan, Andrea; Paatsch, Louise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Learning through play has traditionally been a central tenet in early childhood education, however, in recent times primary schools have begun to consider the benefits of introducing a play-based approach into early years classrooms to support young children's learning, especially in the areas of language and literacy. This study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Grade 1, Professional Identity
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Magnusson, Maria; Pramling, Niklas – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
The overarching interest of this study concerns how to outline learning opportunities and support in early childhood education (ECE) without losing its play-based character. More specifically, the study reports an empirical investigation into the evolving activity of a 6.5-year-old child and an adult conversing about the child's drawing of…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Skills
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Vandermaas-Peeler, Maureen; Westerberg, Lauren; Fleishman, Hailey; Sands, Kaitlin; Mischka, Melissa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
This study investigated the influence of guidance instruction and type of activity on parental guidance of young children's mathematics and scientific inquiry during cooking, games, and nature activities at home. Thirty families participated with their preschool-aged child; half were randomly assigned to an inquiry guidance instruction group and…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Parent Role, Preschool Children, Inquiry
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Page, Jools – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Framed as an extension of Noddings' notion of the 'ethic of care,' the paper sets out an argument about 'Professional Love' as both a term to comprehend the reciprocal pedagogic relationship which develops in positive interactions between primary caregiver, child and parent and as a core normative component of early years educational discourse;…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Principles, Intimacy, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Merewether, Jane – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
If children are to be heard in research and pedagogy, we need to find ways to listen to them. But how do we listen to young children when words are not their primary means of communication? Drawing on research investigating children's perspectives of outdoor spaces in pedagogical settings, this article discusses the use of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Listening, Outdoor Education, Young Children
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Agbenyega, Joseph S.; Tamakloe, Deborah E.; Klibthong, Sunanta – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This research utilised a "stimulated recall" methodology [Calderhead, J. 1981. "Stimulated Recall: A Method for Research on Teaching." "British Journal of Educational Psychology" 51: 211-217] to explore the potential of African folklore, specifically Ghanaian folk stories in the development of children's reflective…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, African Culture, Foreign Countries, Story Telling
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Skantz Åberg, Ewa – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This empirical study investigates what activities emerge when six-year olds are instructed to create narratives with an interactive whiteboard (IWB). A detailed analysis is provided of what the participants are oriented towards in the activity, and further what aesthetic judgements are used and their role in the evolving activity. Theoretically,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Teaching Methods, Bulletin Boards, Interactive Video
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Theobald, Maryanne – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Working within culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms may present challenges for monolingual researchers wishing to gain children's perspectives. Consequently, children who are not fluent speakers of the dominant language are under-represented in early years' research. When linguistic boundaries exist, one recommended approach is working…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Foreign Countries, Japanese, English (Second Language)
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Canning, Natalie; Payler, Jane; Horsley, Karen; Gomez, Chris – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
This study explores children's narratives of their curiosity and imagination through innovative use of an information technology app--Our Story. Novel use of the app allowed children to express and record their opinions they considered significant to them. The research captured children's approaches to everyday situations through their play.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Prioletta, Jessica; Pyle, Angela – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Research has highlighted the importance of early literacy development. In light of this, there has been a growing concern around boys' underachievement on language and literacy assessments. Given the recent mandate for play-based learning in Ontario kindergartens, this paper examines children's literacy integration during play from a gender…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergent Literacy, Kindergarten, Literacy Education
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Atherton, Frances; Nutbrown, Cathy – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
In this paper, we identify ways in which the learning of very young children can be supported by practitioners developing a schematic pedagogy which focuses on structures of children's thinking. First, we provide a critical overview of relevant literature on schemas and schematic approaches to pedagogy. We then outline an original study undertaken…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Schemata (Cognition), Family Environment
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Gray, Colette; Ryan, Anna – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Launched in 2009, the Aistear early years curriculum framework sought to complement and extend the primary school curriculum (PSC) at infant class level in the Republic of Ireland. While Aistear focuses on the development of attitudes, values and learning dispositions and is neither statutory nor inspected, the PSC centres on the acquisition of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Teachers
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Dong, Chuanmei; Newman, Linda – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Western research over the last decade has shown that early childhood (EC) teachers' perspectives on the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the early years strongly shape young children's experiences in educational settings and affect the integration of ICT into the classroom. The research in China is scant however. This…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Aldhafeeri, Fayiz; Palaiologou, Ioanna; Folorunsho, Aderonke – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2016
Scholars in the field of early childhood education are still debating the inclusion of digital technologies in play-based pedagogy and our understanding of digital play in early childhood education is still developing. This research paper examines early childhood education teachers' views, aptitudes and attitudes towards digital technologies in…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Information Technology
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