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Exploring technology education : solutions to issues in a globalised world
Middleton, Howard Pavlova, Margarita
International Conference on Technology Education Research
Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Place of publication
Mt. Gravatt, Qld.
Across Victoria, Early Childhood educators are incorporating technology experiences into the daily activities for their children. A small research project, which asked teachers to describe what they did and how they did it, has highlighted some interesting findings. This paper will describe case studies of four pre-school settings and some of the activities undertaken by the children - both as part of the formal program and through incidental play. It will consider these through a socia-cultural framework, noting how teachers used their understandings of play and children's cognitive development, to enhance children's understandings.