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Learning And Language: Educarer–Child Interactions In Singapore Infant-Care Settings, Cynthia Lim, Sirene Lim Dec 2012

Learning And Language: Educarer–Child Interactions In Singapore Infant-Care Settings, Cynthia Lim, Sirene Lim

Sirene Lim

While there has been extensive research exploring the quality of caregiver–child interactions in programmes for preschool children, comparatively less international research has explored the nature of caregiver–child interactions in centre-based infant-care programmes. Nine caregivers in six Singapore infant-care settings were observed and interviewed in this study to explore the qualitative nature of caregiver–child interactions and the caregivers' talk about the education and care of infants. Some of the caregivers expressed beliefs that infants learn through quality interactions. However, not all caregivers were observed to provide interactions, especially during routine care. Some caregivers held the view that their ...


Co-Principal Investigator: (2010-2013) Images Of Practice In Arts Education In Singapore (Oer 7/10 Lch) Erfp Nie (S$214,097), Sirene Lim Dec 2012

Co-Principal Investigator: (2010-2013) Images Of Practice In Arts Education In Singapore (Oer 7/10 Lch) Erfp Nie (S$214,097), Sirene Lim

Sirene Lim

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Privileging Preschool Children’S Voices In Research: Use Of Drawings And A Co-Construction Process., Joanna Tay-Lim, Sirene Lim Dec 2012

Privileging Preschool Children’S Voices In Research: Use Of Drawings And A Co-Construction Process., Joanna Tay-Lim, Sirene Lim

Sirene Lim

The growing acknowledgement of the value of listening to children’s views and experiences in social research, popularly termed as “listening to their voices,” brings with it methodological consequences. Regarding children as expert informants about their own lives carries with it the simultaneous call for researchers to be experts in developing and employing appropriate strategies that can effectively elicit the insights that children can bring to a research topic. With younger children, the use of participatory methodologies has been foregrounded as the key to unlocking their potential to contribute rich and useful perspectives to inform research into their lives. This ...