Abigail Hackett & Pauliina Rautio (2019) Answering the world: young children’s running and rolling as more-than-human multimodal meaning making, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 32:8, 1019-1031, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2019.1635282
Answering the world : young children’s running and rolling as more-than-human multimodal meaning making
|Author:||Hackett, Abigail1; Rautio, Pauliina2|
1Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
2University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021063040670
|Publish Date:|| 2021-06-30
This paper makes a case for a view of young children’s meaning-making in which human actants are not separate from, but deeply entwined in, a more-than-human world. In order to interrogate the more-than-human processes through which multimodal meaning-making emerges, we focus on meaning-making through running and rolling that we have observed in early childhood settings in Finland and the UK. In doing so, we rethink the process of bringing-into-relation that underpin multimodal literacy practices. Ingold’s notion of correspondence is offered as a generative way to conceptualize the interplay between human and nonhuman elements as they ‘make themselves intelligible to each other’ (p.97). We show how posthuman theory offers the possibility for reconceptualising emergence and intentionality, within young children’s meaning-making.
International journal of qualitative studies in education
|Pages:||1019 - 1031|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
516 Educational sciences
This work was supported by the Australian Research Council Discovery Scheme under Grant DP160101008. HREC Approval Number: H11590 and the British Academy under Grant pf170025.
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