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Kalmpourtzis, George – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This paper presents a teaching experiment with preschoolers, considering games as means for presenting problem-based situations and focusing on the development of game design in connection to problem posing skills. The study was conducted in a focus group of eighteen 5-6-year-old students who participated in game design sessions, compared to a…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Problem Solving
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Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen; Kyparissiadis, Antonios – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This study is the first to systematically investigate the influence of child gender and age, on parents' perceptions of UK children's digital media use at home. It provides an in-depth exploration of how children's age and gender influence the balance between children's use of digital and non-digital media at home. The data draw on 709 parents'…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Age Differences, Statistical Analysis, Content Analysis
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Fleer, Marilyn – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
There is increasing recognition of digital childhoods [Danby, S., Fleer, M., Davidson, C., & Hatzigianni, M. (Eds.). (2018). "Digital childhood." Amsterdam: Springer] and a corresponding body of research into young child's engagement with digital devices across a broad range of contexts [Marsh, J. A., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D.,…
Descriptors: Animation, Information Technology, Computer Oriented Programs, Play
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Hatzigianni, Maria; Kalaitzidis, Ioannis – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This paper reports on an Australian study around early childhood educators' attitudes and beliefs on the use of touchscreen technologies by very young children, under three years of age. The study adopted an ecological perspective and educators and directors of early childhood centres completed an online survey and were interviewed on this…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Preschool Children, Beliefs
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Crompton, Helen; Gregory, Kristen; Burke, Diane – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This qualitative study explored the affordances provided by the integration of the NAO humanoid robot in three preschool classrooms. Using the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework as a lens, the researchers qualitatively analyzed data from focus groups, observations, field notes and student artifacts, using grounded coding to uncover…
Descriptors: Robotics, Teaching Methods, Preschool Education, Interaction
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Danby, Susan; Evaldsson, Ann-Carita; Melander, Helen; Aarsand, Pål – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
Collaboration is an important aspect of social activity associated with young children's digital gameplay. Children organise their participation as they communicate with and support one another, through sharing knowledge and problem-solving strategies, displaying their expertise, encouraging others and creatively exploring possibilities for…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Video Games, Young Children, Play
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Yilmaz, Rabia M.; Kucuk, Sevda; Goktas, Yuksel – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The aim of this study is to determine preschool children's attitudes towards augmented reality picture books (ARPB), their story comprehension performance (SCP) and the relationships between these variables. The sample consisted of 92 five- and six-year-olds (49 boys, 43 girls). An attitude form, story comprehension test and interview form were…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Children
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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
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McPake, Joanna; Plowman, Lydia; Stephen, Christine – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
There is a limited literature on pre-school children's experiences with "digital technologies" at home and little discussion of the ways in which children harness these technologies for their own purposes. This paper discusses findings drawn from three studies that investigated the role of "domestic technologies" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Computer Games, Educational Technology