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Bird, Jo – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2020
Early childhood settings value play as the way young children learn and educators encourage children's re-enactment of cultural practices in the imaginative play spaces provided. From a cultural-historical perspective, children expect these imaginative play spaces to contain objects from their social contexts, but what happens when technologies…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Play
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Hatzigianni, Maria; Gregoriadis, Athanasios; Karagiorgou, Ioanna; Chatzigeorgiadou, Sofia – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The use of tablets in a Greek kindergarten class (16 children aged 4--5) under the digital play framework (Bird & Edwards, 2015) is explored in this study. The Vygotskian framework was adapted with permission in the Greek language and socio-cultural context. The aim was to understand children's use of new, touchscreen technologies, but also to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Play, Educational Technology
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Ihmeideh, Fathi Mahmoud – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Developmentally appropriate courseware can play a crucial role in enhancing children's learning and development. Research studies have demonstrated that early childhood educators face major challenges in selecting and updating developmental courseware that supports young children's development. The primary purpose of this study was to assess…
Descriptors: Courseware, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Kindergarten, Teaching Methods