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Unruly Raccoons And Troubled Educators: Nature/Culture Divides In A Childcare Centre, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo Jan 2015

Unruly Raccoons And Troubled Educators: Nature/Culture Divides In A Childcare Centre, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Fikile Nxumalo

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Current times of anthropogenically damaged landscapes call us to re-think human and nonhuman relations and consider multiple possibilities for alternative and more sustainable futures. As many environmental and Indigenous humanities scholars have noted, central to this re-thinking is unsettling the colonial nature/culture divide in Western epistemology. In this paper, through a series of situated, small, everyday stories from childcare centres, we relate raccoon-child-educator encounters in order to consider how raccoons’ repeated boundary-crossing and their apprehension as unruly subjects might reveal the impossibility of the nature/culture divide. We tell these stories, not to offer a final fixed solution to ...


Introduction Unsettling The Colonial Places And Spaces Of Early Childhood Education In Settler Colonial Societies, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor Jan 2015

Introduction Unsettling The Colonial Places And Spaces Of Early Childhood Education In Settler Colonial Societies, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor

Education Publications

No abstract provided.


Learning How To Inherit In Colonized And Ecologically Challenged Life Worlds In Early Childhood Education, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor, Mindy Blaise, Sandrina De Finney Jan 2015

Learning How To Inherit In Colonized And Ecologically Challenged Life Worlds In Early Childhood Education, Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Affrica Taylor, Mindy Blaise, Sandrina De Finney

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Orchestrating Literacies:Print Literacy Learning Opportunities Within Multimodal Intergenerational Ensembles, Lori Mckee, Rachel Heydon Jan 2015

Orchestrating Literacies:Print Literacy Learning Opportunities Within Multimodal Intergenerational Ensembles, Lori Mckee, Rachel Heydon

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This exploratory case study considered the opportunities for print literacy learning within multimodal ensembles that featured art, singing, and digital media within the context of an intergenerational program that brought together 13 kindergarten children (4 and 5 years) with 7 elder companions. Study questions concerned how reading and writing were practiced within multimodal ensembles and what learning opportunities were afforded the children while the participants worked through a chain of multimodal projects. Data were collected through ethnographic tools in the Rest Home where the projects were completed and in the children’s classroom where project content and tools were introduced ...