Book review. Ann-Hege Lorvik Waterhouse: In the material world: Perspectives and practices in kindergarten art activities

  • Nina Scott Frisch Nina Scott Frisch Førsteamanuensis i kunst og håndverk Dronning Mauds Minne Høgskole for barnehagelærerutdanning
Keywords: kindergarten, art activities

Abstract

In the review of Ann-Hege Lorvik Waterhouse’s book I materialenes verden; perspektiver og praksiser i barnehagens kunstneriske virksomhet (In the material world: Perspectives and practices in kindergarten art activities),  Frisch states that despite the fact that the author is in some ways critical of the impact Reggio Emilia has had on Norwegian kindergartens, in her opinion, the book's content rests on the shoulders of the exploratory child-centred educational philosophy. The book offers great, relevant images related to new reflective concrete ideas, and it has a beautiful layout. Waterhouse points out her core argument several places in the text: a good kindergarten teacher is a creative kindergarten teacher – and the book reviewer adds, a good kindergarten teacher is a reading, reflecting kindergarten teacher.

Published
2013-12-31
How to Cite
Frisch, N. (2013). Book review. Ann-Hege Lorvik Waterhouse: In the material world: Perspectives and practices in kindergarten art activities. FormAkademisk - Research Journal of Design and Design Education, 6(3). https://doi.org/10.7577/formakademisk.759
Section
Book reviews