Stunder av ingenting, der alt kan skje

En innkjenning av og samtale om kroppslig kunnskap i barnehagen

  • Ida Pape Pedersen
  • Ann Karin Orset
Nøgleord: Kroppsfenomenologi, barnehagepedagogikk, kroppslig kunnskap, sensorisk etnografi, kiasmefortellinger


Bodily communication with children is a central aspect of kindergarten teachers’ professional practice. In this article, the authors explore how bodily knowledge is practiced in kindergartens, and suggest perspectives and concepts that may enrich research within early childhood education and care, and the wider research field of professional practice. Theoretically the study is positioned in Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception (1994), whereas methodologically it is designed as a sensory ethnography study (Pink, 2015) with place-sensitive interviews (Sand, 2019). During the analysis, three chiasm-stories (Olaussen, 2018) have been created as examples of situations where bodily knowledge is crucial for what unfolds in moments where everything can happen.

Pedersen, I., & Orset, A. K. (2020). Stunder av ingenting, der alt kan skje. Tidsskrift for Professionsstudier, 16(31), 52-61. Hentet fra