Journal article

'Unpacking our thinking in front of each other': A case study in knowledge flow within an early childhood teaching team

Andrew Gibbons, Sue Stover, Kiri Gould, Sandy Farquhar, Marek Tesar, Sonja Arndt

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF EARLY CHILDHOOD | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The complex and fluid nature of knowledge is a key dimension of the early childhood curriculum and of early childhood teaching and learning. Such complexity adds to the already complex and dynamic work of an early childhood teacher. With a dynamic view of knowledge in mind, this article reports on research with a team of early childhood teachers to explore the ways in which knowledge is experienced for the teaching team. We explore formulations and debates on knowledge that engage with the complexity of knowledge relationships in an early childhood teaching team. The data provides an insight into the importance of leadership and interpersonal relationships in determining how knowledge moves ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This work study was supported by The University of Auckland.