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Early Learning in the Digital Age
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Early Learning in the Digital Age

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March 2019 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Digital practices are forging ahead in leaps and bounds.

Examining digital practices in early childhood education, this book seeks to inform the discussion on how digital technologies are best integrated into play-based pedagogy, and demonstrates effective practices that enhance children’s learning and development. With a range of international contributors, perspectives, and case studies, the fusion of play and portable technology is explored through contemporary research.

Colette Gray & Ioanna Palaiologou
Introduction
 
Part I: Play and Learning in a Digital Age
Aderonke Folorunsho & Ioanna Palaiologou
Chapter 1: Children's playful encounters with iPads
Lorna Arnott, John Levine & Gillian Shanks
Chapter 2: Open-world-games: An exploration of creative play
Grete Skjeggestad Meyer & Ingvard Bråten
Chapter 3: From play to media: a physical approach to digital media
Michelle Rogers
Chapter 4: Playing with technology outdoors
 
Part II: Multimodel Spaces, Opportunities and Agency
Maria Dardanou & Trine Kofoed
Chapter 5: It is not only about the tools! Professional digital competence
Jane O'Connor, Olga Fotakopoulou, Maria Hatzigianni & Marie Fridberg
Chapter 6: Parents' perspectives on the use of touchscreen technology by 0-3 year olds
Kelly Johnston, Kate Highfield & Fay Hadley
Chapter 7: Integrating technology to support children's agency and transitions to school
Aderonke Folorunsho & Ioanna Palaiologou
Chapter 8: The digital divide: access, skills, use and ideological barriers
Colette Gray, Jill Dunn, Pamela Moffett & Denise Mitchell
Chapter 9: Digital inequality, access and provision: The experience of Irish Medium Schools in Northern Ireland
Klaus Thestrup
Chapter 10: Digital citizens: How preschool teachers and children can communicate in a global world
 
Part III: Digitally enabled learning in the 21st Century
Saara Salomaa & Pekka Mertala
Chapter 11: An education-centred approach to digital media education
Debra Harwood, Dane Marco Di Cesare & Karen Julien
Chapter 12: Teachers' digital practices in the classroom
Mari-Ann Letnes
Chapter 13: Multimodel media production: Children's meaning making when producing film in a play-based pedagogy
Gary Beauchamp, Nick Young & Ruby Price
Chapter 14: Mobile learning and the outdoors
Zoi Nikiforidou
Chapter 15: Digital manipulatives and mathematics

This clear text has enabled students to further explore and evaluate the use of technology resources in their settings, drawing on various views in how they can further develop interventions and whole class activities.

Miss Tracey Canham
Early Years, Swindon College
November 20, 2019

This book is amazing!! It approaches different aspects of digital play in a variety of settings. It helped my students to build critical knowledge about digital play

Dr Evgenia Theodotou
CASS School of Education & Communities, University of East London
April 1, 2019

Colette Gray

Dr Colette Gray is a Chartered Developmental Psychologist at Stranmillis University College, a College of The Queen’s University of Belfast. She is a Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, was until very recently the Head of Research Development and a Visiting Professor (Child Development & Education) to the University of St Marks & St John’s Plymouth. She has studied and taught a range of undergraduate and post graduate degree modules to students for more than 20 years. Editor of the International Journal of Early Years Education, she continues to develop her research interests in the field of participatory research which... More About Author

Ioanna Palaiologou

Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS is an Academic Associate at the UCL Institute of Education. She is also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society with a specialism in child development and learning theories. Her research interests focus on ethics, child development, the role of digital technologies and implications on pedagogy.  More About Author

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