Flourishing Together Like a Troupe of Dancers in the Early Childhood Art Space

Keywords: posthumanism, new materialism, pedagogical third site, art event, early childhood art education

Abstract

This article describes drawing events with a group of toddlers and an educator that I observed during my master’s research study. The article demonstrates how their artmaking space became a pedagogical third site in which the children, educators, and materials flourished together. First, I discuss how posthuman and new materialist perspectives in early childhood education invite consideration of how humans and more-than-humans coconstruct their experiences of mutual teaching and learning. Then, discussing some of the findings from this study, I illustrate how the art space might become a meeting place where children, educators, and materials live together. Finally, I suggest some areas for future research.

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Published
2022-04-09
How to Cite
Chung, K. D. (Mitsy). (2022). Flourishing Together Like a Troupe of Dancers in the Early Childhood Art Space. Journal of Childhood Studies, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.18357/jcs202220248
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Articles from Research