Ways of relating to computer use in pre-school activity

Agneta Ljung-Djärf, Lisbeth Åberg-Bengtsson, Torgny Ottosson

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In the present study, three different pre-school settings were investigated. The dual aim of the study was to analyse the teachers’ ways of relating to the computer as a tool in pre-school activity, and to describe the three learning environments focusing upon how the computer was used. Data were collected at three Swedish pre-schools, where one computer was available in each department. Three ways of relating to computer use were identified: as a threat to other activities, as an available option, and as an essential activity. A relationship was found between these categories and the three learning environments, characterized respectively as protective, supporting, and guiding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-41
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Early Years Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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  • Educational Sciences (503)


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