Teaching nature and nation in the Swedish mobile preschool

Danielle Ekman Ladru, Zsuzsa Millei, Camilla Eline Andersen, Katarzyna Gawlicz, Katarina Gustafson, Sirpa Lappalainen

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Ideas of nature, nation and childhood are intertwined in Nordic early childhood education. We explore in ethnographic data the ways nature is taught in Swedish mobile preschools. We show how everyday nationalism manifests in the teaching practices of ‘good’ pedagogy in nature. We argue that depending on who is teaching and learning, various constructions of nationhood emerge enabling the re-imagination of a single national imaginary to a plural one.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Dec 2023
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • early childhood
  • education
  • everyday nationalism
  • mobile preschools
  • Nature

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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