Young children are seen as apprentices or novices in a culture
They learn from more experienced members of that culture
Learning takes place in formal or informal social contexts with siblings, parents, friends, acquaintances, teachers etc
Children learn about the values, beliefs and practices of their community
While children gain knowledge and skills that are important to that community or group, they are also learning to become members of that community or group. Shobie talks about helping her children to recite the Qur’an S Everything we read in Arabic has a meaning, an Islamic meaning. It is important C And the children learn word for word? S: Word for word. That’s right. And you have to say it in an accurate way. I can’t make up a word. I can’t add anything or take out anything. It has to be said exactly the way we have been taught for many, many hundred years.
‘ He makes up his own story and I leave it. I don’t try to correct him because it’s nice. It’s nice that my son can use his imagination, make up words. So I let him read what he wants to read and then I sit back and read it to him and then I sort of say the words and get him to point.’