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ERIC Number: EJ1215935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
Problem-Solving in Collaborative Game Design Practices: Epistemic Stance, Affect, and Engagement
Melander Bowden, Helen
Learning, Media and Technology, v44 n2 p124-143 2019
This article explores children's development of problem-solving practices through multimodal engagements in digital activities. The study is based on analyses of a video recorded peer group activity in which two children, within the context of a project on computational thinking using the software "Scratch," collaboratively work to solve a coding problem. Drawing on work on epistemics-in-interaction and the cooperative and transformative organization of human action and knowledge, the analyses focus on the interactional strategies that the children use to establish, sustain, and develop knowledge within the peer group and the role of affect in the unfolding organization of actions. By analyzing the multimodal cultural production in children's interaction with digital technologies, it is shown how children learn creative and artful skills, thus positioning them as consumers as well as producers of media.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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