Young Children’s Use of ICT in Shanghai Preschools
AUTHOR : Chuanmei Dong
INFORMATION : page. 97~123 / 2016 Vol.10 No.3
In the context of ever-increasing presence of information communication technologies (ICT) in young
children’s living and educational environments, early childhood education (ECE) policies and
curriculum have begun to emphasise the importance of integrating ICT into early childhood practices
and provide guidelines for the use of ICT in ECE settings. The current study aims to get a clearer
picture of young children’s use of ICT in preschools and develop a better understanding of their
experiences with the use of ICT in the classroom. Data were collected from a survey with 316
teachers in 20 public preschools and observations of young children’s ICT activities in two case study
classrooms, as part of a larger study. The results show that many children had competences and high
interest in using ICT and experienced pleasure and success during their ICT activities, but their
overall access to ICT was low, and active and meaningful ICT use was very limited. This paper
concludes by suggesting the provision of sufficient reliable hardware and appropriate software for
young children to explore the potential of ICT. And EC teachers need to develop effective pedagogies
that can support the children’s learning with and through the use of ICT.
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