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Barns interaktion vid "lärplattan": Barns positioner ägare, åskådare och deltagare
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies. Pedagogik.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Children's interactions at the "learing pad" : Children's location's, owners participants and spectators. (English)
Abstract [en]


The purpose of this study is to examine how children interact with each other and what social positions they assume when using the learning pad. The social positions reffered to is the Owner, the Participant and the Spectator, defined by Ljung Djärf (2004). According to Ljung Djärf (2004), the Owner is defined as the one in control of the mouse and keyboard. The Owner is expected to be in charge of what is happening on the screen. The Participant is typically found on a chair near the computer. The role of the Participant is to support the Owner by suggesting how to proceed regarding the task that is being worked on. The last position is the Spectator, the child also found near the computer passively observing what is taking place on the screen. The position of Spectator may have been self-selected by the child or assigned by the owner.

In order to answer the research question of this thesis, an observation study was identified as the appropriate empirical data collecting method. In the analysis of the data, the children was divided into groups based on their level of skills.

  • Children with more skills and knowledge regarding the technology.
  • Children with better reading skills
  • Children with greater skills in using the learning pad and previous experience of the game used during the observations


These skill groups emerged when the results would be analyzed and those affected the resolut. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 24 p.
Studier i de samhällsvetenskapliga ämnenas didaktik
Keyword [en]
Interaction, interaction Positions at teaching plate Tablets in kindergarten Teach plate in preschool
Keyword [sv]
Lärplattan i förskola Surfplattan i förskolan Samspel, interaktion Positioner vid surfplattan
National Category
Social Sciences Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32686OAI: diva2:726865
Subject / course
Teacher Education - Science and Engineering
Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
Available from: 2014-06-19 Created: 2014-06-19 Last updated: 2014-06-19Bibliographically approved

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