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Datorer i förskolan - barns nya kultur: barnvakt eller ett pedagogiskt hjälpmedel
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this essay I have chosen to explore how computers are used in preschools. The study was done as a survey. How does preschool seize the children´s culture? In today´s society ICT and computers are a big part of children´s everyday life and reflects on their upbringing.

Since I am using computers as a pedagogical tool in teaching the children at my preschool, I find this topic interesting to explore.

  • Are the teacher´s using computers for an educational purpose with the children at preschools or are they using it in other ways?
  • Do the teachers think they have the required knowledge to computers usage in teaching the children in a pedagogical way?
  • What is the teacher´s attitude towards computers in preschool?

The essay starts with a introductorial background section where I talk about my own experiences of using computers with the children in my preschool, and then referring to the society then and now, school law, curriculum, teachers' computer skills, media situation amongst children and young people, computer use in preschools/schools and health effects. I have composed a survey based on the answers of 50 teachers in 30 different preschools and in nine different municipalities.

The result of the survey is reported and concludes with a part of discussion, where the results are put up against the introductorial background section. The essay concludes with a summary and my own conclusions.

The main results of the survey show that teachers in preschool believe that computers can be used for an educational purpose with the children in many different ways of teaching. They consider that they need more knowledge and training in how to do it. According to the teachers, computers are used as a kind of babysitter, where the children sit and play games without the presence of an adult.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Computer, children's culture, preschool, IT
Keyword [sv]
Dator, barns kultur, förskola, IT
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9045OAI: diva2:422285
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-13 Created: 2011-06-11 Last updated: 2011-06-13Bibliographically approved

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