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ERIC Number: EJ1003294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
ISSN: ISSN-1468-7984
Developmentally Appropriate New Media Literacies: Supporting Cultural Competencies and Social Skills in Early Childhood Education
Alper, Meryl
Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, v13 n2 p175-196 Jun 2013
Young children explore their world through manipulatives, playing with "technology" that may or may not be digital. To this end, I offer an exploration into how the existing framework of the New Media Literacies (NMLs) paradigm set forth by Henry Jenkins (2006) in "Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century" might be applicable to early childhood education. For the purposes of this paper, I focus on three of the twelve NML skills ("play", "distributed cognition" and "transmedia navigation") and how they might each be reflected in the interplay between digital and non-digital media within Reggio Emilia-inspired teaching and learning. Aligning the discussion of young children's media use with NMLs might allow for greater examination of the potential positive benefits of digital and non-digital media and technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy