Supporting whole child development in the digital age

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Highfield, Kate, Paciga, Katie A. and Donohue, Chip. (2018). Supporting whole child development in the digital age. In In Danby, Susan J., Fleer, Marilyn, Davidson, Christina and Hatzigianni, Maria (Ed.). Digital childhoods : Technologies and children's everyday lives pp. 165-182 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6484-5_11
AuthorsHighfield, Kate, Paciga, Katie A. and Donohue, Chip
EditorsDanby, Susan J., Fleer, Marilyn, Davidson, Christina and Hatzigianni, Maria
Abstract

In this chapter the authors define a whole child approach as an approach to collaborative learning focused on children’s well-being, learning and growth. The whole child approach spans across the social, emotional, cognitive and language developmental domains and empowers young children as creative and collaborative learners in the digital age. The authors contextualise apps as part of a learning toolbox and present five vignettes from research and practice. Technology-enabled tools that afford cognitive, social and emotional development are highlighted. These illustrate how some digital tools—in certain contexts, supported by certain kinds of interactions—have potential for promoting sustained engagement, communication and collaboration, cognitive learning and social and emotional development.

Page range165-182
Year2018
Book titleDigital childhoods : Technologies and children's everyday lives
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationSingapore, Singapore
SeriesInternational perspectives on early childhood education and development ; volume 22
ISBN9789811064838
9789811338854
9789811064845
ISSN2468-8746
2468-8754
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6484-5_11
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85083982096
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Print2018
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