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Preschoolers "Animation" of Computer Games
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Learning, Aesthetics, Natural science. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
Stockholm University, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Mind, culture and activity, ISSN 1074-9039, E-ISSN 1532-7884, Vol. 21, no 4, 318-336 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Research on preschool childrens computer gaming often focuses on interview data or parental reports, leaving open the examination of childrens actual game activity. This study explores how preschool children actually engage in gaming and their degrees of play immersion. Classroom observations of Swedish preschool childrens gaming revealed their involvement in computer games took the forms of responding to characters through instructed actions, recycling the game characters talk, and engaging in dialogues with the game characters as if they were "real." These results are discussed in relation to previous research on childrens play, and their implications for future research and educational policy.

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Taylor and Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles , 2014. Vol. 21, no 4, 318-336 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112039DOI: 10.1080/10749039.2014.952314ISI: 000342812900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-112039DiVA: diva2:763899
Available from: 2014-11-17 Created: 2014-11-13 Last updated: 2017-12-05

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