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ERIC Number: EJ1153078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0966-9760
An Innovative Methodology for Capturing Young Children's Curiosity, Imagination and Voices Using a Free App: Our Story
Canning, Natalie; Payler, Jane; Horsley, Karen; Gomez, Chris
International Journal of Early Years Education, v25 n3 p292-307 2017
This study explores children's narratives of their curiosity and imagination through innovative use of an information technology app--Our Story. Novel use of the app allowed children to express and record their opinions they considered significant to them. The research captured children's approaches to everyday situations through their play. Introducing the notion of "narrative affordances," findings show how the app facilitated a range of possibilities for recording children's curiosity and imagination through pictures, text, sound and short video. Children added to and developed their narratives, putting them firmly in control of what they wanted to include and share, providing a unique insight into children's perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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