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Primary pupils' use of information and communication technologies at school and home.

Selwyn, Neil and Potter, John and Cranmer, Sue (2009) Primary pupils' use of information and communication technologies at school and home. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40 (5). pp. 919-932. ISSN 0007-1013

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Abstract

Based on survey data from 612 pupils in five English primary schools, this paper investigates children's engagement with information and communication technologies (ICTs) inside and outside the school context. Analysis of the data shows pupils' engagements with ICTs to be often perfunctory and unspectacular, especially within the school setting, where the influence of year group and school attended are prominent. Whilst the majority of children felt that ICT use led to gains in learning, the paper discusses how there was a strong sense of educational uses of ICTs being constrained by the nature of the schools within which ‘educational’ use was largely framed and often situated. The paper concludes by suggesting possible changes to ICT provision in primary schools, most notably relaxing school restrictions regarding Internet access and developing meaningful dialogues with pupils about future forms of educational ICT use.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Educational Technology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary school ; ICT ; Internet
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 59199
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 10:19
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2013 12:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59199

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