Focusing the lens

gazing at 'gaze'

Janet Robertson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The stories told in this chapter arise from the authors work at Mia-Mia, a not-for-profit child care centre attached to the Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. The gaze and its importance in early childhood, as well as the notion of explaining it in the metaphor of glasses, was first presented at a conference (Robertson, 2001). It was influenced strongly by research the author was undertaking at the time exploring the reconceptualisation of education and postmodern theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInsights
Subtitle of host publicationbehind early childhood pedagogical documentation
Place of PublicationCastle Hill, N.S.W.
PublisherPademelon Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1876138203
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • teaching methodology
  • early childhood education
  • perception

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