supports children's imaginative play through creative video making.
Such practice falls within the natural progression of educational
theory, as seen within the work of these educators and researchers:
Lev Vygotsky, Russian educational psychologist: teacher as facilitator,
helping children to reach toward their deepest levels of development.
• John Dewey, father of progressive education. Every child's
lived experience should be at the heart of her education.
Paley, veteran kindergarten teacher and writer, one who listens
to children's stories. A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy
Play, Bad Guys Don't Have Birthdays: Fantasy Play at Four, You Can't
Say 'You Can't Play,' The Girl with the Brown Crayon, the Boy Who
Would Be a Helicopter, Wally's Stories: Conversations in Kindergarten.
Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio
Emilia schools in Italy. Collaborative, problem-solving approach
to early childhood education.
Forman, professor emeritus, Reggio scholar, coined term
"Instant Video Revisiting"
Lindqvist, Swedish play scholar. The Aesthetics of Play: A
Didactic Study of Play and Culture in Preschools. Philadelphia:
Coronet Books. (1995).
Gauntlett, scholars who are helping children and adults develop
dynamic relationships with media.
Wendy Ewald, Literacy
and Noggin, the
thinking children's television programming.
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