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EDEC 1010: Learning With and From Children

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Required Materials

Bentley, D. F. (2012). Fire makers, barnyards, and prickly forests: A preschool stroll around the block. Childhood education, 88(3), 147-154.
CECE Early Childhood Videos at Eastern CT State U. (2016, Aug 12). Documenting children’s learning [YouTube video]. Retrieved from
Christakis, E. (2016). Chapter two: Goldilocks goes to preschool – Finding the right zone for learning. In The importance of being little: What preschoolers really need from grown-ups, pp. 32-57. Viking Press.
Christakis, E. (2016, Mar 19). “Well, that’s the big mystery about God”: It's amazing what a 4-year-old who's given the opportunity to speak freely in preschool can come up with. Salon Magazine. Retrieved from 
Curtis, D., & Carter, M. (2005). Rethinking early childhood environments to enhance learning. YC Young Children, 60(3), 34.

Gaunt, K. (2020, July 21). The magic of black girls' play. The New York Times. Retrieved May 29, 2022, from

Halls, D., & Wien, C. A. (2013). “The Wind Goes Inside of Me”: Kindergarten Children’s Theories About Running Fast. Journal of Childhood Studies, 4-10. (N.D.). Is it time to dump calendar time and letter of the week? [Podcast]. Retrieved from 
Jones, E. (2003). Play and creativity: Reflecting children’s right to dream, imagine, explore. Keynote address for Our Children. Retrieved from 

Learning as a sandwich: Revisiting the ingenuity (and radicalism) of K-W-L. Alfie Kohn. (2017, November 7). Retrieved May 29, 2022, from

To change what we do, consider what we believe. Alfie Kohn. (2015, October 20). Retrieved May 29, 2022, from

Rethinking classroom rules. Alfie Kohn. (2021, November 3). Retrieved May 29, 2022, from

Kuh, L. P. (2014). Introduction: Thinking critically about environments. In L.P. Kuh (Ed.), Thinking critically about environments for young children: Bridging theory and practice, pp. 1-8. Teachers College Press. 
Kuh, L. P., & Rivard, M. (2014). The prepared environment: Aesthetic legacies of Dewey, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia. In L.P. Kuh (Ed.), Thinking critically about environments for young children: Bridging theory and practice, pp. 11-29. 
Massey, K. J. (2017). Art at the Heart: Creating a Meaningful Art Curriculum for Young Children. YC Young Children, 72(5), 8-13.
Pinckney, H. P. IV, Outley, C., Brown, A., & Theriault, D. (2018). Playing while black. Leisure Sciences, 40(7), 675–685.
PMEEA New Zealand. (2019, Nov 19). Winton kindergarten, 2019 finalist, excellence in teaching & learning [YouTube video]. Retrieved from 
Seitz, H. J. (2006). The plan: Building on children's interests. YC Young Children, 61(2), 36.
Wien, C. A. (2001). Children’s conversations about the sun, moon, and earth. In C.A. Wien (Ed.), Emergent curriculum in the primary classroom: Interpreting the Reggio Emilia approach in schools, pp. 82-95. 
Wien, C. A. (2008). Sculpture with three-to five-year-olds. YC Young Children, 63(4), 78.

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