Drama, storymaking and iPads in the early years

Gattenhof, Sandra Jane & Dezuanni, Michael L. (2015) Drama, storymaking 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, United Kingdom & New York, United States of America, pp. 86-102.

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In this chapter we consider how the iPad and selected applications such as Draw and Tell (Duck Duck Moose, 2013), Popplet (Notion Inc., 2013) and Puppet Pals (Polished Play LLC, 2013) can assist children in collaborative storying, retelling and sequencing story moments that can assist young children in their acquisition of oracy and their understanding of the world, both real and imagined, and their personal relationships. The data gathered from the project will also analysed through the lense of “critical and creative thinking” (ACARA, 2013, p.20-21) skills articulated as one of the general capabilities required in all subject areas of the Australian national curriculum, but which has particular application to The Arts subject areas. In this chapter, we consider artefacts created by preschool children using iPads and selected apps and interviews conducted with preschool children and their caregivers during our research project. We then offer examples of practice to assist preschool teachers in supporting children in their storymaking using the iPad and discuss approaches for engagement that twins the live and mediatised representation of a story.

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ID Code: 81302
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: drama, storytelling, iPads, 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: Past > 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
Past > 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 & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: © Dezuanni, Michael; Dooley, Karen; Gattenhof, Sandra; Knight, Linda
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known of hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2015 23:19
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