Composing an email : social interaction in a preschool classroom

Danby, Susan, Davidson, Christina, Given, Lisa, & Thorpe, Karen (2016) Composing an email : social interaction in a preschool classroom. In Garvis, Susanne & Lemon, Narelle (Eds.) Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children : An international perspective. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

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The chapter contributes understandings of digitally mediated interactions in early childhood classrooms. Ethnomethodological and conversation analysis approaches are used to analyse a video-recorded episode of children and teacher composing an email in a preschool classroom. In their talk we find how the teacher directs the children to what counts procedurally, such as the components of an email, and the teacher’s moral work in producing a culturally correct way form of personal communication. Such considerations of situated examples can encourage investigations of digital practices that extend beyond operational skills to broader understandings of digital practices as cultural and situated activities.

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ID Code: 81826
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: preschool, Conversation Analysis, ethnomethodology, digital practices, email, teacher, interaction
ISBN: 9781138804401
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2015 23:00
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2016 19:06

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