Monthly Archives: January 2013

Picture books, critical literacy and place

Margaret Zeegers wrote an article some time ago in which she analysed certain Australian picture books for the way they hid or exposed indigenous landrights and indigenous histories. Her interest was based on the observation that many schools are on … Continue reading

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On children and fear

I particularly enjoyed what Lisa Boggiss Boyce wrote about scary stories (and even more particularly enjoyed Sendak’s statement!): “For those who might be concerned about the suitability of such content for children, the words of Maurice Sendak in his 1964 Caldecott Award acceptance … Continue reading

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Pop up books explained

I really enjoyed this article: Lisa Boggiss Boyce (2011) ‘Pop Into My Place: An Exploration of the Narrative and Physical Space in Jan Pienkowski’s Haunted House‘ Children’s Literature in Education 42: 243-255 “Abstract Discussions of children’s literature frequently neglect the pop-up. This universally … Continue reading

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recommended blog for writing…

modernlettuce.wordpress.com

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video games and control vs. passivity

In an article I’ve referred to before (I think it has potential for use in a variety of further studies), Sara McNamee points out: “Gottschalk argues that the playing of video games provides an inversion of everyday life, where: ‘The video … Continue reading

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“business concept du jour: the strategy of intelligent failure”

“The art of success is to fail productively.” ~ Tim Harford (p.17) According to Rebecca Macfie and Joanne Black, in a Listener article last year, “the business concept du jour: the strategy of intelligent failure …is the logic that drives … Continue reading

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After Kyoto

There was a special issue in Nature last year that looked into the successes and failures of the Kyoto climate treaty. It’s an interesting series of articles and entirely relevant to education for ecological literacy (and towards ecological citizenship)… I … Continue reading

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Emergent Science

Just found this newsletter… hmmm http://www.bishopg.ac.uk/docs/Emergent%20Science/ESMarchNewsletter.pdf and this new journal: Journal of Emergent Science Editors: Jane Johnston and Sue Dale Tunnicliffe. http://www.ase.org.uk/journals/journal-of-emergent-science/ The Journal of Emergent Science is a professional research e-journal published by the Emergent Science Network in collaboration with … Continue reading

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emotion and its expression in young children

“Despite important differences in expressive style, most young children are full of raw emotion and feel acutely. The power of their emotion is heightened as their feelings are not tempered by experience. Most things are happening for the first time; … Continue reading

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Special issue on Science and Technology in ECE

Also, the Early Childhood Research & Practice journal published a special issue on science and technology education for young children: http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v12n2/index.html The contents are listed as: Introduction to the Special Issue on STEM in the Lives of Young Children Lilian … Continue reading

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