Everyday interactions and activities: Field studies of early learning across settings

Reed Stevens, Lauren Penney, Danielle Keifert, Pryce Davis, Siri Mehus, Rich Lehrer

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Abstract

This symposium presents research that uses video-based ethnographic methods to sample the range of ecological events and contexts in young children's lives and thereby document the what and how of naturally occurring learning and development. All four papers presented focus on the interactional arrangements of social, cultural, and material supports for learning within contexts. The specific focus is on the social functions and social occasioning of practices across settings. The first two papers examine two common interactional arrangements - questioning and imitation - and the qualities of these arrangements across settings. The final two papers examine two common childhood activities in context - building with blocks and watching television - in order to understand how children engage in these activities and how that engagement is mediated by different interactional arrangements across settings. The combined effect of these papers is to begin to map the socio-material arrangements and interactional routines that contribute to young children's everyday learning, a neglected focus in the learning sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings
Pages91-98
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 2 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

Name10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period7/2/127/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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