Circumspection in Early Childhood Classrooms: Ontological Forays into Questioning, Being, and Making

  • Heather KaplanEmail author
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 21)


This chapter uses the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and the work of feminist theorist Karen Barad to discuss the kind of knowledge that is created through a maker’s engagement with the world and with the questions that emerge during circumspective, inquiry based early childhood art education. In examining the inquiry based, responsive practices of early childhood art education this chapter argues for an agentic, general art education and education based in both knowing and being.


Artmaking Circumspection Dasein Ontological Knowing and being Epistemological Agency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas El PasoEl PasoUSA

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