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Mertala, P. (2016) Fun and games - Finnish children’s ideas for the use of digital media in preschool. Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, 10 (04), 207-226. doi:10.18261/issn.1891-943x-2016-04-01

Fun and games : Finnish children’s ideas for the use of digital media in preschool

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Author: Mertala, Pekka1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Education
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201701261324
Language: English
Published: Scandinavian University Press, 2016
Publish Date: 2017-01-26
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Abstract

This study has used drawings from and interviews with 5–6 year-old Finnish children (N=103) to explore their ideas for the use of digital media in preschool. The main findings, based on data driven analysis, were the following: Playing commercial digital games was the most popular activity followed by media production, mainly photographing. Computers, tablets and cameras were the most popular devices. Digital media was understood to be more about leisure than learning. Pedagogical implementations are discussed.

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Series: Nordic journal of digital literacy
ISSN: 1891-943X
ISSN-E: 1891-943X
ISSN-L: 1891-943X
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
Pages: 207 - 226
DOI: 10.18261/issn.1891-943x- 2016-04-01
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.18261/issn.1891-943x- 2016-04-01
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 516 Educational sciences
518 Media and communications
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