ERIC Number: EJ1003055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Emergent Technological Literacy: What Do Children Bring to School?
Mawson, W. B.
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v23 n2 p443-453 May 2013
There has been very little research into children's technological practice in early childhood settings. This article describes four typical examples of the technological activity that occurs on a daily basis in New Zealand early childhood settings. It is suggested that children come to compulsory schooling with well-developed technological knowledge and competence in instigating and carrying out technological tasks that is not recognized and taken advantage of by the majority of primary early years programme developers and teachers. A number of ways by which early years school technology programmes could benefit by recognizing the extent of children's emergent technological literacy and amending programme delivery and teaching strategies are detailed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Education, Early Childhood Education, Prior Learning, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand