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Learning to use technology through play

15 Jun

Kaleidoscope for Learning

As part of my research I am interested in how technology can be used to support teaching and learning in early years education. This week I have been reading an article by Jo Bird and Susan Edwards which looks at how children can use play to learn about technology.

The abstract describes their study:

Digital technologies are increasingly acknowledged as an important aspect of early
childhood education. A significant problem for early childhood education has been how
to understand the pedagogical use of technologies in a sector that values play-based
learning. This paper presents a new framework to understand how children learn to use
technologies through play. The Digital Play Framework is based on the sociocultural
concept of tool mediation and Corrine Hutt’s work regarding epistemic and ludic activity
as basis for understanding play. The Digital Play Framework presents a series of indicators for how children learn to use technologies…

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