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An innovative methodology for capturing young children’s curiosity, imagination and voices using a free app: Our Story

Canning, Natalie; Payler, Jane; Horsley, Karen and Gomez, Chris (2017). An innovative methodology for capturing young children’s curiosity, imagination and voices using a free app: Our Story. International Journal of Early Years Education, 25(3) pp. 292–307.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760.2017.1353953
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Abstract

This study explores children’s narratives of their curiosity and imagination through innovative use of an information technology app – Our Story. Novel use of the app allowed children to express and record their opinions they considered significant to them. The research captured children’s approaches to everyday situations through their play. Introducing the notion of ‘narrative affordances’, findings show how the app facilitated a range of possibilities for recording children’s curiosity and imagination through pictures, text, sound and short video. Children added to and developed their narratives, putting them firmly in control of what they wanted to include and share, providing a unique insight into children’s perspectives.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 0966-9760
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Supporting and documenting curiosity and imagination using an appNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Extra Information: Special Issue 'Hearing Young Children's Voices through Innovative Research Approaches'
Keywords: Narrative affordances; children’s curiosity and imagination; information technology app; children’s perspectives; children’s play
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 50281
Depositing User: Jane Payler
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 09:53
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 15:11
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50281
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