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Svärmen kring pekskärmen: En kvalitativ studie om surfplattan på förskolan
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The buzz about the tablet : A qualitative study on tablet use at a nursery school (English)
Abstract [sv]

Denna studie har haft som syfte att synliggöra i vilka situationer förskolepedagoger och barn på en förskolas småbarnsavdelning använder sig av surfplattor. Faktorer som undersökts har varit vilka kontexter som utgör dessa situationer, vilka beståndsdelar dessa kontexter består av samt vilka motiv och aktiviteter som ligger till grund för användning av surfplattor. Studien har varit av kvalitativ karaktär och har undersökt en småbarnsavdelning med barn upp till tre år på en förskola i Stockholm. För att åstadkomma detta har semi-deltagande observationer skett på förskolan under fyra dagar. Den insamlade datan har ställts mot och analyserats efter Nardi, Dourish och Benyons teorier om kontext samt Blomberg, Burrell & Guests teori om etnografi. Undersökningen har funnit att motivet är den kontextuella beståndsdel som väger tyngst då den ligger till grund för resterande beståndsdelar. De tre motiv som identifierats i denna studie är kommunikation, visualisering och underhållning.

Abstract [en]

This report has aimed to visualize in which situations tablet computers are being used by nursery school teachers and children at a baby and toddler unit of a nursery school. Factors that have been studied are which contexts that constitute these situations, which components that constitute these contexts and which underlying motives and activities that encourage using tablet computers. The study has been of a qualitative type and has studied a baby and toddler unit at a Stockholm nursery school that include children of three years and younger. Semi-participant observations have been done in a period of four days. The gathered data has been analyzed according to Nardi, Dourish and Benyon’s view on context as well as Blomberg, Burrell & Guest’s view on ethnography. The study has found that the contextual component of most significance is the motive, since it forms the basis of remaining components. In this study, the three motives that have been identified are communication, visualization and entertainment. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
context, design, tablet computer, nursery school, baby and toddler unit, children
Keyword [sv]
kontext, design, surfplatta, förskola, småbarnsavdelning, barn
National Category
Media and Communication Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21895OAI: diva2:693306
Subject / course
Media Technology
Available from: 2014-02-04 Created: 2014-02-04 Last updated: 2014-02-04Bibliographically approved

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