Some more questions worth asking

(and again, I’m not sure who asked them first)…

The notions of ‘maturity’ and ‘being ready for school’ are reasonably common… What is our notion of maturity?

What are your ‘truths’ about how young children learn and develop?

Which groups of children and adults are most likely to fit your truths?

Which are most likely to benefit from your truths?

Whose stories of childhood are missing?

A challenge

Generate some metaphors of learning – play with and extend it (words, poems, images, sounds to build a ‘picture’ of your vision of the child as a learner and as a person who is becoming)


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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