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Reinventing traditional games: A new materialist account towards performative understanding of children’s games

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posted on 05.06.2019, 23:19 by RIRIN YUNIASIH
This study explores traditional games in the current context of education for young children in Indonesia. Applying new concepts from new materialist perspective, traditional games are explained through a performative understanding. Discussions of this study bring to the fore performative agencies of space, bodies, movements and things in the games. A pocung model is introduced to bring together the key findings and to illustrate traditional games as a complex learning process. It uniquely connects a Javanese philosophy of laku and the notion of intra-active pedagogy as a reinvention of traditional games that informs educational practices for young children.


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Principal supervisor

Jane Elizabeth Bone

Additional supervisor 1

Gloria Quiñones

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Education