Looking, listening-in and making meaning: An infant's encounters at childcare

Joy Goodfellow

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    The Infants' Lives in Childcare research project aims to investigate what life islike for infants in group care from the perspective of infants themselves. Oneoutcome of the project is a greater appreciation of the extent to which preverbalinfants strategically employ looking and listening-in behaviour in making meaningwithin their physical and social worlds. Frame-by-frame analysis of video materialillustrates how a l4-month-old in a family day care home strategically engagedwith objects, the educator and his peers in a play environment. The resultantphoto narrative raises questions about the role played by educators in supportinginfants' developing social competence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)22-26
    Number of pages5
    JournalEarly Childhood Folio
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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