Digital Creativity: Children’s Playful Mastery of Technology

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This paper reports on a study exploring the outcomes from children’s play with technology in early
childhood learning practices. The paper addresses questions related to how digital technology can
foster creativity in early childhood learning environments. It consists of an analysis of children’s
interaction with the KidSmart furniture focusing on digital creativity potentials and play values
suggested by the technology. The study applied a qualitative approach and included125 children
(aged three to five), 10 pedagogues, and two librarians. The results suggests that educators should
sensitively consider intervening when children are interacting with technology, and rather put emphasize
into the integration of the technology into the environment and to the curriculum in order
to shape playful structures for children’s digital creativity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Art and Technology
Number of pages1
PublisherEuropean Alliance for Innovation
Publication date1 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014
EventArtsIT 2014: Arts & Technology 2014 - Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 Nov 20143 Nov 2014
Conference number: 4


ConferenceArtsIT 2014
LocationSabanci University

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    Petersson Brooks, E., & Brooks, A. L. (2014). Digital Creativity: Children’s Playful Mastery of Technology. In 4th International Conference on Art and Technology (pp. 22). European Alliance for Innovation.