An investigation of the use of arts-based embodied learning in Early Years classrooms

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Watson, Marthy and Delaney, Nicole. 2024. "An investigation of the use of arts-based embodied learning in Early Years classrooms." Barton, Georgina and Garvis, Susanne (ed.) Kinaesthetic learning in early childhood: Exploring theory and practice for educators. United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 66-82
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An investigation of the use of arts-based embodied learning in Early Years classrooms

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
Book TitleKinaesthetic learning in early childhood: Exploring theory and practice for educators
AuthorsWatson, Marthy and Delaney, Nicole
EditorsBarton, Georgina and Garvis, Susanne
Page Range66-82
Chapter Number6
Number of Pages17
Year2024
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISBN9781032215198
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003268772-6
Web Address (URL)https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9781003268772-6/investigation-use-arts-based-embodied-learning-early-years-classrooms-marthy-watson-nicole-delaney
Abstract

The arts are deeply suited to assisting young children in understanding their world. In this chapter, we draw on our observations and interviews with teachers from urban, regional and rural schools in Queensland to report on how embodiment is used in Early Years classrooms. Through vignettes, we highlight the diversity of ways that teachers incorporate and plan for movement and embodied learning in their classrooms. We reflect on how embodied learning through arts-based practices assists the learner in constructing knowledge and meaning from the learning experiences.

KeywordsEarly Childhood ; Teaching & Learning ; Early Years ; Childhood; Education ; Classroom Practice ; Primary/Elementary Education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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