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ERIC Number: EJ1078339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-0423
A Vygotskian Perspective on Parent-Child Talk During iPad Story Sharing
Kucirkova, Natalia; Sheehy, Kieron; Messer, David
Journal of Research in Reading, v38 n4 p428-441 Nov 2015
This study explores the themes in the talk of two mothers and daughters as they share a self-created story with an iPad app. Vygotsky's theory of learning is applied to inform a thematic analysis and help interpret the learning potential within the observed parent-child exchanges. A deductive-inductive thematic analysis identified three recurring themes in the parent-child talk: realistic fiction, scaffolding variations, and engaged players and objects of "play". The themes suggested that Vygotsky's theory has particular relevance in exploring the learning processes facilitated by the iPad app. In addition, however, post-Vygotskian theoretical frameworks were helpful in capturing the dynamic co-construction of the authentic and multimedia stories parents and children shared.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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