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Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Learning from the children: exploring preschool children's encounters with ICT at home
Author(s): Stephen, Christine
McPake, Joanna
Plowman, Lydia
Berch-Heyman, Sarah
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Keywords: Young children
Using ICT
Research methods
Children's voice
Computers and children
Technology and children
Technology Study and teaching (Elementary)
Children Research Methodology
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Date Deposited: 5-Feb-2009
Citation: Stephen C, McPake J, Plowman L & Berch-Heyman S (2008) Learning from the children: exploring preschool children's encounters with ICT at home. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 6 (2), pp. 99-117.
Abstract: This paper is an account of our attempts to understand preschool children’s experiences with information and communication technologies (ICT) at home. Using case study data, we focus on what we can learn from talking directly to the children that might otherwise have been overlooked and on describing and evaluating the methods we adopted to ensure that we maximised the children’s contributions to the research. By paying attention to the children’s perspectives we have learned that they are discriminating users of ICT who evaluate their own performances, know what gives them pleasure and who differentiate between operational competence and the substantive activities made possible by ICT.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1476718X08088673
Rights: Published by Sage Publishing copyright 2008

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