Exploring the possibilities of learning stories as a meaningful approach to early childhood education in Nunavik

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dc.contributor.author Rowan, Mary Caroline
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-22T15:36:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-22T15:36:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-08-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3483
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the potential of learning stories to provide a means to incorporate Indigenous perspectives and transform the educational status quo by working with locally based early childcare educators to knead the learning story approach into something community specific. This is an action research project grounded in Indigenous methods and methodologies embedded in processes of transformative education informed by post-colonial discourse and de-colonial theory. The study found that learning stories provide a medium through which children can see themselves as part of a world that includes Inuit knowledge(s) and practices. These stories provide a place through which identities grounded in Inuit knowledge(s) and language can be formed. By creating learning stories, the work of the educator and children together becomes visible to children, parents, and the educator’s colleagues. The process of creating learning stories and planning for them strengthens connections with Elders, who become through the process recognized for their role as valuable transmitters of cultural knowledge. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Inuit en_US
dc.subject early childhood education en_US
dc.subject Indigenous methodologies en_US
dc.subject learning stories en_US
dc.title Exploring the possibilities of learning stories as a meaningful approach to early childhood education in Nunavik en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Rowan, M.C. (2009). Considering a framework for Inuit childcare. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 32 (2), 52 -61. en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Rowan, M.C. (2010). Disrupting colonial power through literacy : A story about creating Inuttitut language children’s books. In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw (Ed.), Flows, rhythms, & intensities of early childhood education curriculum (pp. 155 – 176). en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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