Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age: a Cultural and Critical Perspective

1st Edition

Christine Stephen, Susan Edwards

Routledge
Published December 1, 2017
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9781138654693 - CAT# Y229114
Series: Towards an Ethical Praxis in Early Childhood

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Summary

Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age explores the emergence of the digital age and young children’s experiences with digital technologies at home and in educational environments.

Drawing on theory and research-based evidence, this book makes an important contribution to understanding the contemporary experiences of young children in the digital age. It argues that a cultural and critically informed perspective allows educators, policy-makers and parents to make sense of children’s digital experiences as they play and learn, enabling informed decision-making about future early years curriculum and practices at home and in early learning and care settings.

An essential read for researchers, students, policy-makers and professionals working with children today, this book draws attention to the evolution of digital developments and the relationship between contemporary technologies, play and learning in the early years.

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