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The Vital Life-Force in Everyday Objects
September 4, 2019
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
-Albert Einstein

Authors Bridgette Towle and Angela Heape, writing in their beautiful book, Cup: A Vibrant Vessel of Learning and Creativity, reflect on what they learned from a long-term investigation with children of a simple everyday material – plastic cups. Here is some of that reflection, that they invite other educators to share in:

“Perhaps children’s ability to see the world as a relational whole, rather than as fragmented, leaves them open to the vital life force of everyday things, and more easily able to discern the extraordinary in the ordinary.

If children can be more attuned to the enchanting vitality of material things how can we learn from, and with them, so we can reconnect to our latent ability to sense the energetic life in non-human matter? How can we give ‘the force of things’ more due in our pedagogical work with the children?” 

A Vibrant Vessel of Learning and Creativity

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Bridgette Towle and Angela Heape, two masterful teacher researchers, tell the story of an unexpected co-created project of investigation. Children pursue ideas of meaning and substance with educators' companionship and mentorship as educators strive to understand and strengthen children's thinking about their pursuits. It is the story of co-constructed learning at its best—inspiring you to look for, and engage in, transformations of your own.

Cup is part of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) collection. Use the ROW collection to discover how early childhood educators in the field are reimagining their work and thinking alongside children.

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