Playful subversions: young children and tablet use

Isabel Froes, Susana Pajares Tosca

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Abstrakt

Drawing on data from empirical studies of small children (4-8 year olds) using tablets in educational settings, we explore the ways they resist the expected use of the various applications in order to invent their own forms of interaction. We propose the category of playful subversion to conceptualize the different kinds of technology appropriation and the pleasures of playful tinkering. We identify four aspects of playful subversion in relation to tablets – invention, definition, assignation, and performance, and argue for a less normative understanding of children´s interactions with technology.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies
Vol/bind21
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)39-58
ISSN1367-5494
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 10 maj 2017

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