Article

Guided Interaction: Exploring how Adults can Support Children's Learning with Technology in Preschool Settings

Citation

Plowman L & Stephen C (2013) Guided Interaction: Exploring how Adults can Support Children's Learning with Technology in Preschool Settings. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 12 (1), pp. 15-22. http://libdr1.ied.edu.hk/pubdata/img00/arch00/link/archive/1/instarh/3350_image_vol12_no1.pdf

Abstract
We report research that was initially a response to our observations of the difficulties that three- and four-year-old children in Scottish preschool settings may experience during free play at the computer. In conjunction with preschool educators, we observed and made video recordings of children’s encounters with more varied forms of technology. We identified ways in which educators could support children’s learning, calling this support guided interaction. Analysis revealed indirect (distal) and direct (proximal) forms of guided interaction. We conclude by commenting on our research into children’s learning with technology in their family homes and provide some implications of these findings for consideration by educators.

Keywords
preschool children; technology; guided interaction

Journal
Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood: Volume 12, Issue 1

StatusPublished
FundersEconomic and Social Research Council
Publication date31/07/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/17656
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Education
Publisher URLhttp://libdr1.ied.edu.hk/…ge_vol12_no1.pdf
ISSN1682-878X