Participant

Participant Info

First Name*
Elina
Middle Initials
Last Name*
Viljamaa
Role in the Network*
WG-member, Management Committee Substitute
Picture*
Scientific Area
Education
Year of PhD Award
2012
Name of organisation*
University of Oulu, Faculty of education
Area of Work*
Children's play as a narrative process, meaning making, knowing, embodiment
Expertise Contributions*
I am interested in play as a meaningful narrating space for all children. Narrating is not tied to words, but is embodied by its nature. I understand, that making sense of the world and oneself is the heart of narrating. Supporting play and interpreting children's narrative processes is challenging for an adult, because children's ways of being in the world differs from adults ways.