Bridges across contexts – developing an animated Story World for Early Childhood transitions

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Learners successful experiences during the transition from Kindergarten to school can have a profound and lasting impact on their performance throughout their education and beyond. Learners who do not have positive experiences during this critical phase are more likely to have low performance in school and become early school leavers. Meaningful and creative use of technology that enhances communication competencies and collaboration can provide young children (ages 4 -6) a good start in their education and skills that will serve them throughout their education, and help them develop personal skills. The partnership in this European project has developed a pedagogical tool and framework which holistically addresses the transition phase from Kindergarten to school. In a research-informed process, it has further developed appropriate purposeful ICT animations and a guide to tools for involving the creative expression of the learners in the designs for learning The project aimed to design a participatory learning resource, that can foster resilience in children and empower them to navigate the transition processes, in order to provide for happy and fulfilling school experiences and lessen the risk of early school leaving. The resource was developed in a research-based process involving the users, drawing on a pedagogical framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Learn : World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
EditorsSaul Carliner
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationSan Diego, CA
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Publication date1 Nov 2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-939797-45-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019
EventWorld conference on E-learning 2019 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 20197 Nov 2019


ConferenceWorld conference on E-learning 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


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