Connecting with children: a Deleuzian contemplation of being and becoming

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This paper contemplates the way children exist, interact and intra-act with their worlds. It seeks to think differently about data and engages with the work of Deleuze, particularly grappling with his conception of ‘becoming’ and the ways in which children name their worlds and intra-act with natural entities. The paper emerged from conversations that occurred within a research collective and is informed by this collective’s broader research theme, world-naming. It also considers the Deleuzian notion of sense as it explores a single piece of data: a song created and performed by one child, recorded in her bedroom on the family iPad. The song is about the bush and the importance of trees.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAARE conference proceedings
EditorsMargaret Baguley
Place of PublicationDeakin, ACT
PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 27 Nov 20161 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameAARE Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Electronic)1324-9320


ConferenceAustralian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016

Bibliographical note

Copyright the Author(s) 2016. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • being
  • becoming
  • Deleuze
  • intra-action
  • sense

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