Netta Iivari and Marianne Kinnula. 2016. Inclusive or Inflexible: a Critical Analysis of the School Context in Supporting Children's Genuine Participation. In Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (NordiCHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 63, 10 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2971485.2971531
Inclusive or inflexible : a critical analysis of the school context in supporting children’s genuine participation
|Author:||Iivari, Netta1; Kinnula, Marianne1|
1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019040210765
Association for Computing Machinery,
|Publish Date:|| 2019-04-02
Relatively little attention has been paid to discussing what it means when children's participation in technology design is genuine, even though the importance of their participation is emphasized in the literature. School as a context presents multiple challenges but also numerous benefits for working with children. We examine five projects carried out with children in the school context, and critically consider in which respects this context supports genuine participation of children, in which respects it poses challenges for it, and what this implies for technology design with children. We maintain that researchers need to critically examine the goals set for children's participation: whether they are learning- or material outcome-oriented. This significantly affects the choice of the context for projects.
NordiCHI '16 Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction : Gothenburg, Sweden — October 23 - 27, 2016
Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
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A4 Article in conference proceedings
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113 Computer and information sciences
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