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Unearthing Why: Stories of thinking and learning with children

Jill McLachlan and Clare Britt


Unearthing Why (2020) is a collection of stories offering a distinct and hopeful outlook for the future of education. Each chapter invites you to consider the complexity and beauty of children’s capacity to learn, think and be together. Jill McLachlan and Clare Britt’s retellings of their experiences learning alongside children in prior-to-school and primary school-based contexts will gently, and compellingly, invite you to join them in considering the deep purposes of education — questioning the ‘whys’, just below the surface, that inform ‘what’ and ‘how’ you teach.


“I imagine groups of teachers reading and responding in vigorous and profound dialogue. And this is what a good book for teachers should do — it should not only activate our intellect, but our emotions along with it. This is a book for the head and heart. A recommended read indeed.”

Kath Murdoch
Author of the best-selling book The Power of Inquiry


Endorsed by KGLearning

Unearthing Why

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