Ethnography in the kindergarten:examining childrens'play experiences

Wyeth, Peta (2006) Ethnography in the kindergarten:examining childrens'play experiences. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, AMC, Palais des Congrès, Montréal, pp. 1225-1228.

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This paper describes an ethnographic study completed within a kindergarten environment with the view of gaining insights into the development of new technology for young children. Ethnography within HCI has primarily focused on studies of work practices. This project explored the effectiveness of ethnography in supporting the design of playful technology for a constantly changing, creative, and (sometimes) messy environment. The study was effective in drawing out patterns in observations and as such provides useful suggestions for the development of technology for kindergarten settings.

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ID Code: 41345
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: ChildreN, ethnography, kindergarten education, Educational technology
DOI: 10.1145/1124772.1124956
ISBN: 1595933727
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 AMC
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2011 00:15
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:12

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