Book Chapter

iPlay, iLearn, iGrow: Tablet technologies, curriculum, pedagogies and learning in the twenty-first century

Nicola Yelland

Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children: An international perspective | Routledge | Published : 2016

Abstract

This chapter presents some findings from second year of an iPad project that explored the potential of the tablets for learning and meaning-making in the early years. The findings from kindergarten four-year-olds and preparatory class five- and six-year-olds are presented and discussed. The chapter then explores the issues with reference to a two-year study of the implementation and use of iPads in two particular educational contexts: one in the non-compulsory preschool years four-year-olds in kindergarten and one in the first year of compulsory schooling five- and six-year-olds in prepatory. The chapter then elucidates each of these as focal points for organising the data and then discusses..

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