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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn; Chapman, Denise – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2018
Even though studies of the accessibility of digital technologies in educational contexts have become progressively more extensive, understanding children's motive for play or for learning is essential for identifying the way they relate to touch technology. This research paper seeks to understand the relation between the motive for play and the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
In Saudi Arabia, there is a lack of research into the educational use of touch technologies. The literature focuses on how children use these technologies and how they support learning, but little is known about the impact of these devices on children's socio-emotional outcomes. This study examines how children relate emotionally to both iPads and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices
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Fleer, Marilyn; Hedges, Helen; Fleer-Stout, Freya; Bich Hanh, Le Thi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Researching quality in early childhood settings has been operationalized in many ways, within and across countries. Nevertheless, despite some consensus on what might constitute a universally recognized view of what is considered essential for young children's development, there are strong indicators that locally developed assessment tools are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Rating Scales, Educational Quality
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Fleer, Marilyn; Hoban, Garry – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Increased national and international attention towards early childhood education has resulted in the development of an Australian "Early Years Learning Framework" (EYLF) called "Belonging, Being and Becoming" (DEEWR, 2009) for realising agreed practice, principles and outcomes. The EYLF highlights the importance of educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animation, Foreign Countries, Video Technology
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Sulaymani, Omar; Fleer, Marilyn; Chapman, Denise – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Use of tablet technologies, like the iPad, are now commonly used in families and have become customary in the everyday lives of children. This paper explores how the use of iPads at school influences children's activities at home and how children's activities at school can be influenced by home activities. A case study of one child (aged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Family Environment
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Colliver, Yeshe; Fleer, Marilyn – Early Child Development and Care, 2016
Around the world, if and how young children learn through their play in early childhood education and care contexts has been the subject of much debate. Yet rarely has the debate heard from the young children themselves, often due to the pervasive belief that they do not understand learning. To redress this, a qualitative case study was conducted…
Descriptors: Play, Learning Strategies, Case Studies, Attitude Measures
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Hao, Yijun; Fleer, Marilyn – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2017
Depending upon a cultural-historical perspective, where play is defined as the creation of an imaginary situation, this study seeks to examine whether and how family joint creation of imaginary situations can provide the conditions for a child's science learning in early childhood. The paper reported here forms part of a broader study, and the…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, Space Sciences, Foreign Countries
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Fleer, Marilyn; Adams, Megan; Gunstone, Richard; Hao, Yijun – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2016
It has been reported that in cross-cultural contexts, Western science content is often not used in everyday practice, and the learning of science is often viewed as difficult and having no social meaning (e.g., Aikenhead & Michell, 2011). It is suggested that the cultural relevance of everyday family practices and Western constructions of…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Games
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Hao, Yijun; Fleer, Marilyn – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2016
Based on a cultural-historical perspective, where play is conceptualized as the creation of an imaginary situation, the study reported in this paper examines how parent-child playful interactions create shared imaginary situations for mediating scientific learning. The main focus of this paper is to reveal sign-mediated learning process through…
Descriptors: Play, Imagination, Fantasy, Parent Child Relationship
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Adams, Megan; Fleer, Marilyn – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
Historically, "free play" in many European heritage communities has been a valued practice. However, political imperatives have challenged these beliefs and necessitated a more academic curriculum to raise standards, resulting in a "push-down" curriculum. By contrast, many Asia-Pacific communities have increasingly included…
Descriptors: International Schools, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development
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Wong, Pui Ling; Fleer, Marilyn – Mind, Culture, and Activity, 2012
This article draws on a cultural-historical theorization of child development alongside the Chinese concept of learning in order to study children's development in the Hong Kong Australian community. In particular, it aims to understand in detail how a 9-year-old child develops a learning motive under highly structured family practices. The data…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
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Sikder, Shukla; Fleer, Marilyn – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Vygotsky (in: Rieber, Carton (eds) The collected works of L.S. Vygotsky, vol 1, Pleneum Press, Newyork, pp 167-241, Retrieved from http://images.lib.monash.edu.au/edf5411/04118997.pdf, 1987) stated that academic or scientific concepts require a level of conscious awareness on the part of the child within everyday situations. Academic concepts can…
Descriptors: Science Education, Child Development, Scientific Concepts, Infants
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Wong, Pui Ling; Fleer, Marilyn – International Research in Early Childhood Education, 2013
Many parents work hard to foster a culture of learning early in their children's development. The desire for children to learn as early as possible is common among Hong Kong-Australian families. These children continue to perform well academically. Little is known about the pedagogy that underpins such development in the family or on the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Child Development, Case Studies
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Peers, Chris; Fleer, Marilyn – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2014
The implementation in 2009-10 of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) spearheaded the efforts of the Australian Commonwealth government to institute a national curriculum. The theme of the new early childhood framework follows three guiding concepts: Belonging, Being and Becoming. In this article, we discuss these three concepts in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods
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Sikder, Shukla; Fleer, Marilyn – Research in Science Education, 2015
Vygotsky (1987) stated that the restructured form of everyday concepts learned at home and in the community interact with scientific concepts introduced in formal school settings, leading to a higher level of scientific thinking for school-aged children. But, what does this mean for the scientific learning of infants and toddlers? What kinds of…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts
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