Introducing coding as a literacy on mobile devices in the early years

Walsh, Chris, and Campbell, Claire (2018) Introducing coding as a literacy on mobile devices in the early years. In: Oakley, Grace, (ed.) Mobile Technologies in Children’s Language and Literacy: innovative pedagogy in preschool and primary education. Emerald, Bingley, UK, pp. 51-66.

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This chapter explores how to introduce young children to coding as a literacy using mobile devices. Learning how to code is changing what it means to be literate in the twenty-first century and, increasingly, early years educators are expected to teach young children how to code. The idea that coding is a literacy practice is relatively new, and this chapter first presents strategies for introducing coding without technology. It then explores how to scaffold young children’s coding literacy proficiencies through programming and coding robotic toys. When young children have become familiar with coding and solving challenges using concrete materials and robotic toys, it is possible to introduce mobile devices, apps and humanoid robots in playful ways. This chapter explores how this can be done.

Item ID: 58948
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78714-880-2
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Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 23:23
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy @ 25%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing @ 75%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 50%
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