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Rethinking young children creating and communicating : research briefing 3 for digital childhoods

Mcpake, Joanna (2011) Rethinking young children creating and communicating : research briefing 3 for digital childhoods. Working paper. Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow.

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Abstract

This briefing paper specifically considers children’s early communicative and creative experiences with digital technologies, addressing the following questions: »» What are children learning about the roles digital technologies play in supporting communication and creativity in their families and communities? »» To what extent are they able to harness these technologies for their own purposes? »» What use will they make of their knowledge and experiences when they start school?