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ERIC Number: EJ1133865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2326-3873
Patterns of Indigenous Learning: An Ethnographic Study on How Kindergartners Learn in Mana, Fiji
Lee, Chih-Yih; Sparks, Paul
FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, v2 n1 Article 4 p33-46 2015
Technology has greatly impacted educational systems around the world, even in the most geographically isolated places. This study utilizes an ethnographic approach to examine the patterns of learning in a kindergarten in Mana, Fiji. Data comprised of interviews, observations and examination of related artifacts. The results provide baseline data for a larger study examining the evolution of learning patterns after iPads were introduced to the Mana school. Data were examined through two frameworks: Multiple Intelligence and 21st Century Skills during the baseline study; the same two frameworks will be utilized in the next round of data analysis. A comparative analysis will finally be conducted after the summer of 2015. Approval and support from three Fijian ministries was acquired for this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Fiji
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