Book Chapter

Rethinking research in early childhood: (Re)Turning the kaleidoscope

Jeanne Marie Iorio, Will Parnell

Strong Foundations: Evidence informing practice in early childhood education | ACER Press | Published : 2020

Abstract

Chapter 21 offers readers with innovative ideas on how to rethink research in ECEC, ways that give rise to new perspectives to contribute to meaning-making. By rethinking research practices in early childhood by (re)turning familiar ideas and approaches, the authors aim to generate new questions, ways of knowing, doing and acting. Questioning familiar topics and unsettling dominant discourses, they put forward the notion thinking with, rather than thinking about phenomena and what this could look like in practice.