Arts education and iPads in the early years

Gattenhof, Sandra Jane & Dezuanni, Michael L. (2015) Arts education and iPads in the early years. In Dezuanni, Michael L., Dooley, Karen T., Gattenhof, Sandra Jane, & Knight, Linda M. (Eds.) iPads in the Early Years : Developing Literacy and Creativity. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), London & New York, pp. 30-43.

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This chapter takes as a working premise that digital culture is embedded in the every-day life experiences of most children living in post-industrial societies, both in home and, increasingly, in educational contexts. We outline how our research project investigated strategies for developing learning in the arts for young children by using the iPad as a creative device, rather than one on which they consume content in the form of games, on demand television and streaming video. We ask critical questions around creative ecologies and creative production; these grow from our observations on how young children and their families engaged with iPads through activities such as combining painting with digital photography. Analysis of work samples produced by children during the project enables interrogation of the ways in which young children can participate in arts practices and learning when digital media production is available. The chapter is structured around three themes of practice for iPad-based arts and creative education in preschool settings.

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ID Code: 81301
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: iPads, creativity, arts education, early years, digital literacy
ISBN: 9781138778580
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Creative Arts Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy (130201)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2015 23:16
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 02:39

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