The Child as Learner, Critic, Inventor, and Technology Design Partner: An Analysis of Three Years of Swedish Student Journals
2002 (English)In: International Journal of Technology and Design Education, no 12, 189-213 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
From Autumn 1998 to Spring 2001, 27 Swedish children (14 at age 5 and 13 at age 7) partnered with an interdisciplinary and international group of researchers supported by a grant from European Union to create new storytelling technologies for children. After each of many design activities, children were asked to reflect with drawings and/or writing in a bound paper journal. As the project concluded in the third year, the children´s journals were analyzed and four constructs emerged from the data: learner, critic, inventor and technology design partner. This study examines the motivation for such a research and learning experience, describes the changes in roles we saw represented in our child partners´ journals, and suggests possible future directions for educators and technology developers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers , 2002. no 12, 189-213 p.
critic, design partner, early childhood, inventor, learner, participatory design, technology innovation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-102650OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-102650DiVA: diva2:216559