The home as a technological learning environment: children's early encounters with digital technologies

Joanna McPake, Lydia Plowman, Christine Stephen

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Abstract

Today's children are growing up in homes with an ever-growing array of technologies supporting families as they work, play, communicate and learn. How have recent rapid changes to the home as a technological environment influenced what and how preschool children learn? This paper, based on a series of studies of young children's experiences with digital technology at home, identifies key factors - including the structure and layout of the home, family practices, family values and family interactions - which shape the ways in which children: a) learn to use technologies; b) learn about the world via the medium of technologies; c) develop learning dispositions; and d) learn about the role of different technologies in family and community contexts.

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
CityDenver, Colorado
Period30/04/102/05/10

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  • children
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McPake, J., Plowman, L., & Stephen, C. (2010). The home as a technological learning environment: children's early encounters with digital technologies. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado, .
McPake, Joanna ; Plowman, Lydia ; Stephen, Christine. / The home as a technological learning environment: children's early encounters with digital technologies. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado, .
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2010. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, Colorado, .

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