Multimodal meaning-making for young children: partnerships through blogging

Binder, Marni J., Sorin, Reesa, Nolan, Jason, and Chu, Sarah (2016) Multimodal meaning-making for young children: partnerships through blogging. In: Garvis, Suzanne, and Lemon, Narelle, (eds.) Understanding Digital Technologies and Young Children: an international perspective. Taylor and Francis, London, UK, pp. 92-111.

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The authors describe an arts-based collaborative research project with four- and five-year-old children in Canada and Australia to generate perceptions and awareness of environments. Children constructed postcards, providing them with opportunities to make meaning of their and others' worlds. These were shared on a blog over a 10-week period. Blogs offer multimodal, peer-to-peer conversations between communities of learners that extend beyond the classroom walls. The online format encouraged the children to search beyond the postcards to find out more about their own and others' environments and to begin the discourse on issues of sustainability.

Item ID: 40560
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-138-80441-8
Keywords: environmental sustainability, early childhood, digital technologies
Projects and Grants: Sorin, R., Wilkinson, R. and Chigeza, P. (2012). Postcards of the Environment. James Cook University Capacity Building Grant. $7000.
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2015 06:35
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 100%
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