Dr Sonja K Arndt

Sonja Arndt

Senior Lecturer, ECE, Global Studies in Education, Philosophy in/of Education


Cultural Learning; Early Childhood Learning; Early Childhood/Early Years Education; Education

Global studies in education, Philosophy of the Other, philosophy of education, childhood studies, post humanism

Qualifications: PhD

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Arndt, Dr Sonja 8245 skarndt TT.2.11 Te Whiringa Educational Leadership and P

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Recent Publications

  • Arndt, S. K. (2018). Early childhood teacher cultural Otherness and belonging. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. doi:10.1177/1463949118783382

  • Arndt, S. (2017). Teacher otherness in early childhood education: Rethinking uncertainty and difference through a Kristevan lens. (PhD Thesis, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand). Retrieved from Open Access version:

  • Alerby, E., Arndt, S. K., & Westman, S. (2017). Philosophical reimaginings of educational places and policy: Through the metaphor of a wardrobe. Policy Futures in Education. doi:10.1177/1478210317739489

  • Arndt, S. K., Alerby, E., & Westman, S. (2017). Places and spaces for embodiment: Developing an Aotearoa New Zealand/Sweden partnership. In R. McNae, & B. Cowie (Eds.), Realising Innovative Partnership in Educational Research (Vol. 1, pp. 291-300). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

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