Facilitating young children's use of the web in preschool

Davidson, Christina, Danby, Susan, Given, Lisa, & Thorpe, Karen (2016) Facilitating young children's use of the web in preschool. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 30(4), pp. 569-584.

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Current perspectives on young children’s use of digital technology suggest that preschool teachers need to provide more effective guidance for children. There is still little research, however, to inform how guidance might be understood and practiced during interactions with digital technology. This article employs an ethnomethodological perspective to examine video-recorded data of a young child and his teacher conducting a Web search to find and view a YouTube video in a preschool classroom. Sequential analysis of interaction, drawing on the techniques of conversation analysis, results in descriptions of the methods used by the child, his teacher, and the other children to accomplish their activity. Discussion considers how interactions produced management of the cohort, promotion of child-centered activity, and development of shared understandings. It is concluded that these constituted use of the Web for the specific setting of preschool.

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ID Code: 92549
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Preschool, social interaction, technology, young children,
DOI: 10.1080/02568543.2016.1214193
ISSN: 2150-2641
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)
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 & Inclusive Education
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2016 02:24
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 01:24

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