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ERIC Number: EJ1161607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1309-0348
Examination of Tablet Usage by 4 Years Old Pre-School Student
Bengisoy, Ayse
World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, v9 n3 p158-164 2017
Accurate usage of tablet etc. devices in growth period is essential in terms of development performance. Tablet usage for education and teaching supports audio-visual memory; however, an examination of the consequences of continued usage reveals serious problems. Technology is essential in terms of communication and reaching information in the life of every individual regardless of their age and period. However, especially for small children, tablet and other technological devices should be used under the surveillance of parents. In terms of development, tablets are used in education in areas such as linguistic, social, cognitive and academic development. However, it is known that using them for long hours has negative impacts on the development of children. In this paper, interviews were held with 10 mothers whose children are going to pre-school institutions. The research used face-to-face interview technique. The purpose of the study is to examine the attitude of mothers as regards usage of tablets by their children. During the interviews with mothers, the "interview form prepared for tablet usage" was used which was prepared by the researcher this form was prepared by the researcher. It consisted of question and answer technique mothers who constituted the study group were interviewed in person and analysis were made according to the obtained answers. Sub-theme was created and analysis were concluded based on these data. Obtained findings show that mothers have both negative and positive attitude as regards tablet usage. They think that tablets are effective in teaching their children important concepts, but are also worried that it can lead to addiction and problems in their relations with peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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