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.
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association - Denver, Colorado|
Duration: 30 Apr 2010 → 2 May 2010
|Conference||Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association|
|Period||30/04/10 → 2/05/10|
- digital technologies
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, .