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ERIC Number: EJ1151023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1838-0689
"I Like Computers but My Favourite Is Playing outside with My Friends": Young Children's Beliefs about Computers
Hatzigianni, Maria
International Research in Early Childhood Education, v5 n1 p83-102 2014
This exploratory study investigated young children's beliefs and opinions about computers by actively involving children in the research project. Fifty two children, four to six years old, were asked a set of questions about their favourite activities and their opinions on computer use before and after a seven month computer intervention implemented by the researcher and two more teachers. Results are differentiated in terms of intervention and non-intervention group and children's computer access at home and at school. Findings suggest that young children like using computers very much but not more than other popular activities. More positive opinions and attitudes for children in the intervention group and less positive attitudes for children who used computers only at home were identified. Implications for further research and for both teachers and parents are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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