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Early Childhood Educators’ Attitudes towards Use of Educational Media in Young Children’s Learning in Australia

Disney, Leigh, Geng, Gretchen and Barnes, Alan (2015). Early Childhood Educators’ Attitudes towards Use of Educational Media in Young Children’s Learning in Australia. In: 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2015, Hangzhou, China, 30 November - 4 December 2015.

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IRMA ID 84550754xPUB80
Author Disney, Leigh
Geng, Gretchen
Barnes, Alan
Title Early Childhood Educators’ Attitudes towards Use of Educational Media in Young Children’s Learning in Australia
Conference Name 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2015
Conference Location Hangzhou, China
Conference Dates 30 November - 4 December 2015
Conference Publication Title Workshop Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2015
Place of Publication Japan
Publisher ICCE 2014 Organizing Committee - ICT Unit, Center for Graduate Education Initiative, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Publication Year 2015
ISBN 978-4-9908014-7-2   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 673
End Page 677
Total Pages 5
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DIISR)
Abstract This paper examined early childhood educators’ attitudes towards the use of educational media in young children’s learning in child care centres in Australia. This study firstly investigated what educational media are currently used in child care centres in Australia. Then a questionnaire was administrated to twenty early childhood educators in three child care centres to explore their attitudes towards the use of educational centres in child care centres. The major findings include a) children were provided access to some media devices such as television, DVD player, computer, Internet and Smartboard in child care centres; b) educators
thought the use of educational media could be used to teach literacy, numeracy, science, art and physical education, and c) educators agreed the use of educational media could be used within children’s five domains of development, which include cognitive development, gross motor skills development, fine motor skills development, language development, and social
development. Early childhood educators and parents of young children will find this paper useful in understanding early childhood educators and their use of educational media in educational settings in Australia.
Keyword Attitudes
iPads
Educators
Early childhood education
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