Knowledge at play in early childhood education (Kindergarten)

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Grounded in about 200 stories and narratives from early childhood education (Kindergarten) we present both a formal and a substantive analysis of the logic of pedagogical knowledge in action. We show how pedagogues focus on the child´s being in the world in everydaylife is the basis for systematic attentiveness, tactful actions and narrative pedagogical considerations . Main beacons are subjectification -the indvidual child´s unique being- , socialisation - the childs participation in a given social order- and civilization (the emergence of childrens own inclusive communities), and we notice how pedagogues continually stimulate and frame the child´s own labour on his/her will. We note a remarkable continuity in Danish ECE and we stress that the pedagogical qualities we find neither are learned only by formal education nor can be transmitted in planned interventions.
Translated title of the contributionKnowledge at play in early childhood education (Kindergarten)
Original languageDanish
PublisherVIA University College
Number of pages150
ISBN (Print)987-87-996260-8-3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2017
EventViden i spil i daginstitutioner -
Duration: 15 Jun 2017 → …


ConferenceViden i spil i daginstitutioner
Period15/06/17 → …


  • learning, educational science and teaching

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