Multiliteracies and Early Years Innovation: Perspectives from Finland and Beyond.

This new edited volume comes out of work I’ve been doing with the Playful Learning Centre at the University of Helsinki over the past few years can be found here.

The book brought together internationally renowned scholars to investigate and reflect upon the significance of introducing multiliteracies in the education of children (0–8 years old) and the challenge of enhancing professional development opportunities of early years practitioners. 

The collection brings together curriculum innovation and reform and the changing media ecology of young children’s learning lives in a single volume. It provides insights into Finnish early years education in terms of policy, practice, and research with a specific focus on the enhancement of children’s multiliteracies. Case studies from around the world explore co-developing practices between researchers and teachers, the development of communities and the ways in which different classroom interventions draw on new kinds of teacher knowledge.