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A Day in the Life
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“A Day in the Life” is an ecological approach to studying thriving young children. Three international teams of researchers have been involved with the work since its origins in 2002 and there have been other offshoots. At the centre of the innovative project methodology is the videoing of ‘A Day in the Life’ of children and youth, and then theiterative reviewing of some of that data with project participants.
The original project involved two-and-a-half-year-old girls at home in Canada, Italy, Peru, Thailand, Turkey, the UK and the USA. The multidisciplinary, international project team studied the girls’ interactions with their environments, including members of their families. Participatory understandings were developed through watching and discussing parts of the original data with the families and subsequent detailed scrutiny of the video records and transcripts. The project team was led to pay attention to diverse activities including humour, musicality, swinging, drawing, place-making, eating, play, joint book reading and many others that demonstrated reciprocity in the development of understandings. The project contributed to studies of human culture as it is woven in the everyday.
Read more (origins, publications, researchers, contact) : http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fass/projects/dayinthelife/index.htm