Journal article

Going Out and About: Activating children as citizens of the now

JM Iorio, C Hamm, M Krechevsky

Global Studies of Childhood | Published : 2020

Abstract

This article shares two research projects in the United States and Australia where children and teachers lead their local communities towards living well in precarious times. Rooted in the image of ‘children as citizens of the now’, the research projects offer innovative pedagogies as a way for children to generate meaningful relationships with community and local places. Specifically, children, families, teachers and researchers bring questions and curiosities from their everyday lives that activate teaching and learning with and from the world through the concepts of slowing down, noticing and engaging with multiple perspectives.

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