Handwriting in 2015: a main occupation for primary school–aged children in the classroom?

McMaster, Emily and Roberts, Tara 2016, Handwriting in 2015: a main occupation for primary school–aged children in the classroom?, Journal of occupational therapy, schools, and early intervention, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 38-50, doi: 10.1080/19411243.2016.1141084.

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Title Handwriting in 2015: a main occupation for primary school–aged children in the classroom?
Author(s) McMaster, Emily
Roberts, Tara
Journal name Journal of occupational therapy, schools, and early intervention
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 38
End page 50
Total pages 13
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1941-1243
Keyword(s) classroom
occupational therapy
Summary Historically, handwriting is a skill acquired by children in the classroom. The relevance of this skill today is currently debated due to advances in technology. A nonexperimental time-series design investigated how much time Australian primary school children spend on handwriting in the classroom. A second aim investigated how much time was spent on technology activities in the classroom. Three schools participated and nine classrooms were observed. Findings indicated that the use of technology is still emerging in a primary school classroom and, although time spent on fine motor activities has reduced, handwriting remains a main occupation for children in the classroom in the early 21st century.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/19411243.2016.1141084
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30092239

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