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Mer än bara en leksak: En kvalitativ studie om surfplattan som ett verktyg för att stödja barns språkutveckling och sociala samspel
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
More than just a toy : A qualitative study about how tablets as a tool can support young childrenslanguage development and social interaction (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose with the examination is to examine a preschool head and three teachers experiences and opinions of whether the tablet can be used to support childrens linguistic development and social interactions in preschool. To answer the purpose we will use these questions of issue:

  • What is the purpose with tablets and how are they used in preschool activity?
  • What pros and cons do the teachers see with tablets?
  • How do the teachers resonate about the use of tablets to develop childrens language skill and social interactions?
  • What type of social interaction occurs when children use the tablet?

We have used interviews and observations as our methods. We interviewed three teachers and one preschool head in the capital city of Sweden. They all have a positive attitude towards the use of tablets in preschool. The observations was performed on the same preschools where the interviews took place, there were five observations in total.

We can establish from the study that the tablet supports cooperation when multiple children actively participate in an activity and when a teacher is present and supportive the language is further promoted. The theories that are processed in the exam are the sociocultural theory and the multimodal perspective for learning. They are relevant and useful to answer the exams purpose and questions at issue. With the out-set that teaching is a communicative act we choose these two theories.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
tablet, computer, preschool, language development, social interaction
Keyword [sv]
surfplatta, dator, förskola, språkutveckling, socialt samspel
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21220OAI: diva2:685776
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-01-10 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-10Bibliographically approved

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