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Nordström, A., Kumpulainen, K., & Rajala, A. (2021). Unfolding joy in young children’s literacy practices in a Finnish early years classroom. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 146879842110386. https://doi.org/10.1177/14687984211038662

Unfolding joy in young children’s literacy practices in a Finnish early years classroom

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Author: Nordström, Alexandra1; Kumpulainen, Kristiina1; Rajala, Antti1,2
Organizations: 1University of Helsinki, Finland
2University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.6 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022021018547
Language: English
Published: SAGE Publications, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-02-10
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Abstract

This article examines the unfolding joy in young children’s literacy practices in a Finnish early years classroom. We focus on the unfolding of joy in intra-action among children, adults and materials during literacy learning endeavours by thinking with new materialist theories, and the data from an early years multiliteracies project named The Storybook. Our goal is to draw attention to the material and relational dimensions of young children’s joy in its moment-to-moment unfoldings by examining how joy unfolds unexpectedly in a moment when children, adults, Storybooks and other material resources intra-act.

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Series: Journal of early childhood literacy
ISSN: 1468-7984
ISSN-E: 1741-2919
ISSN-L: 1468-7984
Volume: In press
DOI: 10.1177/14687984211038662
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1177/14687984211038662
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
Subjects:
joy
Funding: This study was funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture’s The Joy of Learning Multiliteracies research and development programme (no. OKM/15/040/2017) and Victoriastiftelsen.
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