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iPad and computer devices in preschool: A tool for literacy development among teachers and children in preschool
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The title of this thesis is "iPad and Computer devices in Preschool: A tool for literacy development among teachers and children in preschool." The study was an exploration of how teachers and their pupils put iPad and other computer devices into use in early childhood education. This study was a qualitative research study, based on the observation of the pupils and the interviews of the teachers. In this study, observation of the children and interviewing of the teachers over a period of five weeks produced significant results. The children participants in the observation were approximately 60 and they were between the ages of 3 to 6,5 years. Four preschool teachers and one preschool teaching assistant were interviewed in an attempt to substantiate the use of ICT in early childhood education. The overall result of the study was that the teachers’ positive attitude towards iPad helped to enhance and facilitate the development of literacy skills in the children. This study provided evidence of how children created their own learning environment by actively practising their reading, writing, and comprehension skills. It also showed how ICT enhanced social interaction and developed intra-action activities among the children, to a situation that eventually led to the development in their learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
ICT, early childhood education, multimedia, iPad, computers, tablet computer
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-92600OAI: diva2:640202
Available from: 2013-12-05 Created: 2013-08-12 Last updated: 2013-12-05Bibliographically approved

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