Children’s participation in ceremonial life in Bali: Extending LOPI to other parts of the world
Poster in a Structured Poster Session (SPS)
1:30 PM, Tuesday 29 Aug 2017 (2 hours)
Afternoon Refreshments 03:30 PM to 03:50 PM (20 minutes)
Convention Center - 2000 A
This paper extends a model of how children in Indigenous communities of the Americas Learn by Observing and Pitching In (LOPI; Rogoff, 2014) to another region of the world, by examining which aspects of the model can be applied to the ways in which Balinese children learn with their peers and to adults. We describe clear parallels in the role of observation and communication, the social organization of endeavors, and children’s motivation to participate as they learn the music of gamelan (the traditional orchestra) that is used in religious ceremonies.