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Doing curious research to cultivate tentacular becomings


Duhn, I and Galvez, S, Doing curious research to cultivate tentacular becomings, Environmental Education Research, 26, (5) pp. 731-741. ISSN 1350-4622 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13504622.2020.1748176


Referring to Haraway's concept of tentacularity, this article embarks on a curious research practice-inspired speculative journey to think with material tentacular becomings in an Australian kindergarten. Some of the questions that guided our curious research practice asked: How does curious practice as a postqualitative methodology enable us, as researchers, to cultivate a presence that creates the conditions for these research encounters and events to be perceived? What becomes possible for generative relational diverse learning with matter-energies if we accept that there is no rational explanation at hand? What worlds come into being if we speculate instead of rationalize? How do children animate, and are animated relationally, in particular worlds and not in others? How do we, as researchers, become entangled within children's ways of perceiving and naming encounters? We experimented with Haraway's notion of tentacularity as our navigational tool to map four entangled territories in this article.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Postqualitative; environmental education; early childhood education; curious practice; matter and materialities
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Early childhood education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Early childhood education
UTAS Author:Duhn, I (Professor Iris Duhn)
ID Code:153221
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-09-14
Last Modified:2022-11-01

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