Ms Tracy Young
- Faculty of Health, Arts & Design
- School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Department of Education
- AS327 Hawthorn campus
Tracy Young teaches in the Department of Education with expertise in education theories, environmental education, early childhood education and social justice. Her research interests include post-qualitative multispecies ontologies that challenge humanism in theories and practices of education. Tracy is the co-editor of a forthcoming international ChildhoodNatures Research Handbook section on child/animal relations, to be published by Springer in 2019.
Tracy is currently engaged with research that troubles the connections and disjunctions of child/animal relatings in family homes and early childhood education within a critical posthuman theoretical framework. In this research the complex relations with children, animals and environments provide a space for ethical inquiry that troubles how animal species are socially constructed, culturally reproduced and positioned in early childhood education. Postqualitative methodologies invite creative practices in her research including theorising with critical posthumanist, ecofeminist, postcolonial and new materialist philosophies. Tracy’s research contributes to wider understandings about the significance of early childhood education in terms of relationality with the human and the more-than-human.
Education; Early childhood education; Environmental education; Human-animal studies
Fields of Research
- Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) - 130102
- Specialist Studies In Education Not Elsewhere Classified - 130399
- Curriculum And Pedagogy Theory And Development - 130202
Early childhood Education;Environmental Sustainability;Teaching and Learning Theories
Also published as: Young, Tracy; Young, T.; Young, Tracy Charlotte
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