Higgins, Hillarie J. (2009) A Child’s Constructed Life: Primary School Children’s Perspectives on Aesthetic Self-Development Through Structural Translation in Scottish Education. In: Narrative, Memory and Identities. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 31-38.
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In the midst of the Scottish government’s implementation of a new National Curriculum in public education, my research project has attempted to create a flexible and interactive space in which primary school children explored and shared their life knowledge and construction(s) of self through reflective narratives and various art mediums in a classroom environment. Utilizing an educational model derived from the work of John Dewey, my research focuses on working with these children as co-researchers as we explore the results of processing, expressing and sharing life stories through art mediums in the creative spaces brought about by a time of structural transition, and in what ways narrative and art expression serve as communicative forms which can enable children to re/create and assign meaning to the concept of self and personal identities.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
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|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
School of Human and Health Sciences
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||01 Jul 2009 08:52|
|Last Modified:||05 Nov 2015 12:59|
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