Bringing Mythical Forests to Life in Early Childhood Education

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dc.contributor.author Sintonen, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-06T14:03:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-06T14:03:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08
dc.identifier.citation Sintonen , S 2020 , ' Bringing Mythical Forests to Life in Early Childhood Education ' , International journal of early childhood environmental education , vol. 7 , no. 3 , pp. 62-70 . < https://naturalstart.org/research/ijecee/volume-7-number-3 >
dc.identifier.other PURE: 141610089
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-1157-0116/work/81733965
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/319891
dc.description.abstract In this article, I have sought to develop an understanding of the contribution of imaginative and nature appreciation in early childhood environmental education dealing with old, cultural nature myths and beliefs. The argument rests on the belief that the basis of a child-environmental education is in imagination which resonates with play, aesthetics and storytelling as old, historical nature myths have a story-like power to transform human perception of the world and our relationship to it. The thinking of the old nature myths and development of early childhood environmental education is in this article relying on new materialism and posthumanist thinking of intra-action (Barad 2003; 2007). This article specifically considers the usage of material Whisper of the Spirit, which places educators in the position of examining their environmental education practices as relative, evolving and emergent situations in which the old nature myths and the existing material components could have their role and significance. en
dc.format.extent 9
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International journal of early childhood environmental education
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 516 Educational sciences
dc.subject nature myths
dc.subject environmental education
dc.subject Finnish education
dc.subject early childhood education
dc.title Bringing Mythical Forests to Life in Early Childhood Education en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Education
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.issn 2331-0464
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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dc.identifier.url https://naturalstart.org/research/ijecee/volume-7-number-3

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