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How can touchscreen mobile game applications support inclusion and participation in science learning of preschoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds?

Herodotou, Christothea How can touchscreen mobile game applications support inclusion and participation in science learning of preschoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds?

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Abstract

Preschool learning experiences are crucial for defining early year school achievement and longer-term employment and social outcomes. The majority of children from diverse income levels live in spaces with smartphones and tablets. Gaming using touchscreens emerges as the most popular form of children's play overtaking all other forms of traditional play. The aim of this proposal is to explore the potential of touchscreen devices and mobile game applications to support domain specific and domain general scientific thinking of preschoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds. This aim will be achieved through a comparative study with 100 preschoolers (aged 3-5) in the UK.

Item Type: Research Dataset Record
Dataset Status: In Progress
Alternative Title: mobiGAME
Dataset Access: IET, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes
Collection Method: 1. Observations (use of check-lists and audio-recording) 2. Interviews (semi-structured) 3. Pre/post tests
Start Date: 1 November 2015
End Date: 31 January 2016
Retention Rule: 10 years from project end date
Retention Action: Review
Keywords: preschool education; science learning; mobile games; inclusion
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 42305
Depositing User: Christothea Herodotou
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2015 09:11
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42305

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