A spark of meaning?

White, E 2011, 'A spark of meaning?', The First Years: Ngā Tau Tuatahi New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 37-42.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A spark of meaning?
Author(s) White, E
Year 2011
Journal name The First Years: Ngā Tau Tuatahi New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education
Volume number 13
Issue number 2
Start page 37
End page 42
Total pages 6
Publisher Auckland College of Education
Abstract How do teachers notice and recognize meaning-making with very young children who do not share the same language? Metaphoricity (that is, metaphor use), as a shared symbolic experience, offers teachers a potential means of attunement by looking for 'sparks' of meaning through an appreciation of the range of language forms at the infant's disposal. Engagement with the potential of toddler metaphors provides a means of appreciating their ability to both support and thwart shared meaning through strategically oriented dialogic acts and shifts the emphasis from a listening dialogue to one that embraces 'seeing'.
Subject Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
ISSN 1175-0529
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