Reesa Sorin's research includes: the Arts as teaching, learning and research tools; impact of animals on classroom learning; environmental sustainability in the early years; conceptualisations of childhood,and emotional literacy.

(See my biography page for more information).


Latest publications:
Exploring Place Through the Visual Arts: From the Real to the Ideal

This paper explores young children’s representations of "place", using arts-based methods, such as drawing, painting, and collage, along with their stories about their environments.

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Let Them Know They Can Just Run Around and Nobody Expects Them to Do Homework: Parents' Expectations of Early Childhood Education and Care in Kenya

Honouring parents as advocates for high quality early childhood education and care.

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Published online: April 04, 2014

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The Postcards Approach: Young Children Sharing Drawings and Stories about Their Environments

Employing a social-constructivist perspective and utilising the arts-based methods of drawing and storytelling, children across two continents created visual and verbal texts to describe their local, natural environments.

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Published online: April 11, 2014

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Sharing Postcards about Where We Live: Early Childhood Environmental Understanding

Research has identified a "nature deficit disorder" among young children. This research reports on the findings of a study utilising drawing and storytelling postcards to help children understand the environment.

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Published online: May 9, 2014

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The CID Lens: Looking at Children’s Drawings Using Content, Interpretive, and Developmental Methods

This paper introduces the content-interpretive-developmental (CID) method of analysing children’s drawings, created as an outcome of qualitative comparative document analysis research that critically examined methods for analysing children’s drawings.

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Published online: June 13, 2014

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The Impact of the Classroom Canines Program on Children’s Reading, Social/Emotional Skills and Motivation to Attend School

This research investigated the impact of the Classroom Canines program, (where children read to dogs) on the reading, social/emotional skills and motivation of 11 primary school students, identified "at risk."

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Published online: May 11, 2015

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Postcards Across Borders

This study sought to reconnect children to the natural world, by using arts-based learning as a tool to engage and stimulate learning of local and global environments.

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Published online: May 11, 2015

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It's Great to Think about Difficult Issues in a Safe and Supportive Environment: Scenario-based Learning in Early Childhood Teacher Education

To bridge a theory/practice divide in early childhood teacher education, scenario-based learning was introduced in an online early childhood educationsubject. This paper reports on the process.

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Published online: October 2, 2015

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Making Audible the Silence of Extinction: The Memorial Arts Project

This paper examines how participation in the Community Arts project, Memorial: The Silence of Extinction has impacted on understanding of the extent of global loss of plant and animal Species.

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Published Online: October 8, 2015

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Showing What We Can Do: Assessment of Primary School Dance

This article discusses holistic assessment of creative dance in the Australian National Curriculum.

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Published online: October 20, 2016

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