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Ljud som samarbetspartners: En intra-aktiv studie om yngre barns ljudutforskande i förskolan
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
2015 (Swedish)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to examine children's intra-active relations with sounds in an explorative work at a preschool (1-to 2-year old children) analyzed through the lens of agential realism (Barad 2007, 2008), and to examine its didactical effects. This study has a transdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary design based on preschool didactics and the natural sciences, mainly physics andbiology. Research data consist of pedagogical documen-tation in the form of a short video sequence generated in a preschool sound project. An agential realistic approach in this study means an analysis of how sound is produced intra-actively in children's play and exploration in a pre-school. Barad’s agential realism also defines specific ethical stances for both the researcher’s involvement in the production of knowledge and the ethical implications of what that new knowledge and reality reveals(Barad 2007, 2008). The results of this study demonstrate the possibility to work with young preschool children around sound and how sound can be understood as a significant partner in children's play and exploration. This work ́s transdis-ciplinary goal, which is to work across the boundaries of preschool practice and scientific theory, contributes new knowledge about how sound vibration, frequency, loudness, hearingand acoustics intra-acts with children ́sbodies, feelings and thoughtsand the educational environmentsand discourses that children face in preschool. This study's specific impact on practice is that preschool staff can gain a greater understanding on the significance and im-pact of furnishings, architecture and organization according to time and place on how children express themselves and explore sound as a material-discursive phenomenon.

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Stockholm: Barn- och ungdomsvetenskapliga institutionen, Stockholms universitet , 2015. , 129 p.
Keyword [en]
preschool, preschool didactics, audio, Karen Barad, intra-action, performative agents, material-discursive, ethics, sound as physical and bio-logical phenomena
Keyword [sv]
förskola, förskoledidaktik, ljud, agentisk realism, Karen Barad, intra-aktion, performativa agenter, materiellt-diskursivt, kunskapsapparat, etik, ljud som fysikaliskt och biologiskt fenomen
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Early Childhood Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124075ISBN: 978-91-7649-321-2OAI: diva2:881816
2015-12-18, William-Olssonsalen, Geovetenskapens hus, Svante Arrhenius väg 14, Stockholm, 13:37 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-12-14 Created: 2015-12-11 Last updated: 2015-12-17Bibliographically approved

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