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Hur bidrar Ipad till samspel i förskolan?
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is qualitative study of, four teacher´s views on the use of iPad in teaching and learning. In addition, I will examine the disadvantages and advantages of iPad use as a teaching tool in preschools.

My questions are:

  • What is the practical use of tablets in preschools today?
  • Are preschool teachers using the tablet as a teaching tool? If so, how?
  • Is the use of tablets in preschools contributing to children´s social interaction, as well as between children and teachers` social interaction?

The purpose of this study was to find out how the four teachers uses the iPad as a teaching tool in the interaction between children in preschool. I have chosen to use Vygotsky’s and John Dewey´s theories. Both mention the importance of social interaction in learning processes. Interaction is a large part in socio-cultural theory, which makes the theory useful.

I made qualitative interviews with four preschool teachers. I also made observations. My interviews and observations were made in two different preschools. The results showed that the iPad is a complementary educational tool. The teachers also thought that an iPad is an educational tool that can be used for different activities. The tool is used in social interaction where children expand their social development as they learn to interact, communicate and respect each other. The children communicate while talking about how to use the iPad. All teachers` attitudes were positive when it came to using the tablet in preschool. However, the teachers felt that there may be some drawbacks. Among other things, teachers must introduce the iPad properly. The iPad should be an educational tool, not a toy. Educators should therefore be present when children use the tablets.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
play, tablet, preschool, language development, Learning Tools, social interaction
Keyword [sv]
lek, surfplatta, förskola, språkutveckling, lärandeverktyg, socialt samspel
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25639OAI: diva2:774198
Subject / course
Education Studies
2014-12-22, 12:34 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-12-30 Created: 2014-12-22 Last updated: 2014-12-30Bibliographically approved

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