KidSmart© in Early Childhood Learning Practices: Playful Learning Potentials?

Eva Petersson, Nanna Borum

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This paper reports on a study exploring the outcomes from young children’s play with digital technology in formal and semi-formal learning practices. The study is part of a bigger project being conducted by IBM KidSmart Early Learning Program, Denmark, the Danish Agency of Culture, 13 kindergartens in Varde municipality, Denmark, Varde Library, Denmark, and Aalborg University, Denmark. The project is concerned with preparing young children to enter the digital world and to bridge the digital divide. In doing so, there is a specific interest in how digital technology can foster integration, language and concept development through an inquiry-based mode of play, learning, and interaction.
This study applies a human-centred design approach to learning and play in order to investigate affordances and constraints that emerge from younger children’s engagement with digital technology, particularly focusing on the aspects of agency and playfulness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge : 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II
Number of pages12
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2014
Pages581-592
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-07439-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-07440-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventHCII 2014: Human Computer Interaction - Crete, Creta Maris, Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

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ConferenceHCII 2014
LocationCrete
CountryGreece
CityCreta Maris, Heraklion
Period22/06/201427/06/2014
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8514
ISSN0302-9743

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Petersson, E., & Borum, N. (2014). KidSmart© in Early Childhood Learning Practices: Playful Learning Potentials? In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge: 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 581-592). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 8514 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07440-5_53
Petersson, Eva ; Borum, Nanna. / KidSmart© in Early Childhood Learning Practices : Playful Learning Potentials?. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge: 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, 2014. pp. 581-592 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8514).
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Petersson, E & Borum, N 2014, KidSmart© in Early Childhood Learning Practices: Playful Learning Potentials? in Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge: 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8514, pp. 581-592, HCII 2014, Creta Maris, Heraklion, Greece, 22/06/2014. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07440-5_53

KidSmart© in Early Childhood Learning Practices : Playful Learning Potentials? / Petersson, Eva; Borum, Nanna.

Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge: 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, 2014. p. 581-592 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8514).

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Petersson E, Borum N. KidSmart© in Early Childhood Learning Practices: Playful Learning Potentials? In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Universal Access to Information and Knowledge: 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part II. Springer. 2014. p. 581-592. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 8514). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07440-5_53