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Puroila, Anna-Maija; Estola, Eila; Juutinen, Jaana; Viljamaa, Elina (2018) Armchair pedagogy : Embodying caring values in a preschool context. Values in Early Childhood Education : Citizenship for Tomorrow. Johansson, Eva; Einarsdottir, Johanna. London and New York. 17-36.

Armchair pedagogy : embodying caring values in a preschool context

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Author: Puroila, Anna-Maija1; Estola, Eila1; Juutinen, Jaana1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Routledge, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-06-14


Drawing on a Nordic action research project on values education, this chapter describes a developmental process in one Finnish preschool. The educators worked two years with researchers in order to promote the realisation of caring values and ended up with a practice called “armchair pedagogy”. Armchair pedagogy offers concrete means that enable embodying caring values, such as calming down and engaging in communicating with children, bodily closeness, genuine listening, reciprocity, and prioritising.

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ISBN: 978-1-315-31700-7
ISBN Print: 978-1-138-23069-9
Pages: 17 - 36
DOI: 10.4324/9781315317007-2
Host publication: Values in early childhood education : citizenship for tomorrow
Host publication editor: Johansson, Eva
Einarsdottir, Johanna
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
Copyright information: © 2018 The Authors.