Children and narratives: ways of remembering and understanding time in childhood

Andréa Borges de Medeiros

This text is part of an almost concluded doctoral research aimed at discovering the dynamics of memory in childhood. Analyzing the children's constructions when they communicate their memories in narratives, we explore their abilities to establish relationships between times. Asking children to tell us about their past, based on objects they made earlier at school, can engage them in a narrative experience that might help them understand historical temporality.

Time; Narrative; Childhood; Memory

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