In this free course, Listening to young children: supporting transition, you have reflected on the value of listening to children as they transition and become active participants in new communities. You have considered the merits of listening to those who know children well, and have recognised the child as an active contributor to community culture. You have thought about the role of listening in identifying discontinuities in children’s experiences. Your attention was drawn to the value of listening to children as they share the meaning of their special objects, in order to make meaning about their role and identity within the new context. Finally you considered the place of listening in complex transitions, as a long-term approach to supporting children in their cross-cultural meaning making.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course.