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Det nya verktyget: En undersökning av förskollärares upplevelser med surfplattan
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to study preschool-teachers’ experiences from using the computer

tablet as a tool for learning and teaching, in order to gain knowledge of how the integrational

process of information and communications technology (ICT) in preschool has progressed

since its instatement. The background that caused interest to make this study was the rapid

progression of the use of ICT-tools in childrens’ everyday lives and the troubles that have

surrounded the process of integrating these tools into preschool-practices. The theoretical

basis for the analysis of the research lies within the socio-cultural perspective. The methods

used to gather empirical data were discussions held in focus-groups consisting of teachers

from three different preschools in Sweden where the theme of the discussions were computer

tablets. In accordance with a socio-cultural approach to verbal communication as data the

discussions were seen as socially situated practices. The results of this study were that tablets

were only in part integrated with school-activities as they were well used for by the

pedagogues for purposes such as organizing, documentation and communication but not as

well used among the children due to different circumstances. Another finding of the study was

that teachers find that they often lack the ICT-competences required to develop good learning

situations and conditions for their students with the computer tablets. Based on the teachers’

testimonies not only is there a need for in-service training for teachers but perhaps also

necessary to provide teachers with further direction for work with computer tablets, how they

should be used and the extent of their role within preschool settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
computer tablets, mediation, artifact, co learning.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-28141OAI: diva2:806710
Subject / course
Education Science
Available from: 2015-05-07 Created: 2015-04-21 Last updated: 2015-05-07Bibliographically approved

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