Exploring a methodology with young children: reflections on using the Mosaic and Ecocultural approaches

Kelly Baird

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    Abstract

    This paper critically reflects on the appropriateness of the methodological framework adopted in an exploratory study of young children's experiences of participation in their early childhood centre and home environments. The Mosaic and Ecocultural approaches informed the study's methodological framework as these approaches were seen to be complementary and child-friendly. While some of the data collection tools were not as successful in the current study as they have been reported in previous research, there was support for the usefulness of the Mosaic approach as an effective, adaptable and child-focused research methodology. Further, the Ecocultural approach was found to provide an appropriate and meaningful way of talking with young children about their daily routines and everyday home life.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-40
    Number of pages6
    JournalAustralasian Journal of Early Childhood
    Volume38
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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