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Investigating the use of digital manipulatives for storytelling in pre-school

Cristina Sylla, Clara Coutinho, Pedro Branco, Wolfgang Müller
2015 International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction  
Research has identified a need for design of interactive products for children, as well as long-term studies that investigate the effects of its use in the classroom environment.  ...  Following the design and development of a digital manipulative system for storytelling, which involved preschool children and teachers, the investigation presented here reports findings from a four-month  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the Colégio Teresiano in Braga, specially the children and the teachers who were involved in this study.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijcci.2015.10.001 fatcat:l7rv6k5bizfgpitue54k33ofcq

Transforming the Identity of the Enemy in Pre-school Children. A Case Study in a Greek Kindergarten

Konstantinos MAGOS
2019 International e-Journal of Educational Studies  
In this article is presented an action research which took place in a Greek kindergarten; its aim was to transform the children"s view of the neighbouring "other."  ...  Research has shown that kindergarten students have already form a strong national identity, in favour of the dominant national identity.  ...  National identity is already being formed at pre-school age and both school and family play a decisive role in the formation of this identity.  ... 
doi:10.31458/iejes.465925 fatcat:nxkd37qfjbd5tpeifxclsyedz4


Areen Ahmed Muhammed
2019 Language Literacy: Journal of Linguistics, Literature, and Language Teaching  
For decades, scholars and linguists in Iraqi Kurdistan studied on University students. However, a few types of research could be found in the area of language disability among Kurdish children.  ...  The participants in this research were teachers at two different primary schools in Sulaymaniya. Moreover, two methods of data collection were used in this study (questionnaire and interview).  ...  A similar result can also be found in the study by Brown (1973) .  ... 
doi:10.30743/ll.v3i2.1693 fatcat:c3h6kh3qhzcllngqatwml7dywi

The Analysis of Words in Stories in Teacher's Guidebooks of Nuri Curriculum in South Korea

Jinyoung Go, Kyungchul Kim, Youngsil Sung
2017 International Journal of Interactive Storytelling  
As a result, first, it is found that there are 9,153 words in 58 flash fairy tales in teaching guidebooks of Nuri curriculum for 5 years old.  ...  The purpose of this study is to analyze the frequency and level of vocabularies in fairy tales in teaching guidebooks of Nuri curriculum for 5 years old in South Korea and offer the implication for vocabulary's  ...  At present, many preschools and kindergartens teach using the enjoyment process for integrated education of elementary school and pre-school young children, but selection of teaching materials for education  ... 
doi:10.21742/ijis.2017.1.1.03 fatcat:psr7hutlmvbydha2grs3rnjwf4

Prototyping a Virtual Agent for Pre-school English Teaching [article]

Eduardo Benitez Sandoval, Diego Vazquez Rojas, Clarissa A. Parada Cereceres, Alvaro Anzueto Rios, Amit Barde, Mark Billinghurst
2022 arXiv   pre-print
This paper describes a case study and the insights gained from prototyping an Intelligent Virtual Agent (IVA) for English vocabulary building for Spanish-speaking preschool children.  ...  After an initial exploration to evaluate the feasibility of developing an IVA, we followed a Human-Centered Design (HCD) approach to create a prototype.  ...  For the second iteration, we recruited six pre-school teachers with a range of work experience and academic qualifications.  ... 
arXiv:2202.06946v1 fatcat:cobdllfbane2vjj7zopmo77glq

A Cultural Re-mediation Model for Storytelling in Pre-school Education

Nicola Capuano, Angelo Gaeta, Matteo Gaeta, Giuseppina Rita Mangione, Anna Pierri
2015 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)  
In accordance with embodied and situated cognition theories, manipulative storytelling proposes interactive environments where it is also possible for learners to manipulate the story through objects and  ...  In line with this vision, we propose in this paper a new model enabling the design and the execution of educational stories for children aged from 3 to 6.  ...  STORYTELLING IN PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION TABLE I .  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijet.v10i7.4623 fatcat:x7cy3bfdprgzppik7276hzay5i

Little Red Riding Hood

Alison Davies
2013 Practical Pre-School  
As co-written with scholar and storyteller Angela Carter, Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves (1984) represents a unique case of adaptation as it radically revises the figure of "Little Red Riding Hood  ...  from the frightened, naïve girl clad in red, reliant on male heroes to the sexually awakened, self-reliant young woman in a crimson cape.  ...  Clothes do not make the man or in this case, the removing of them does not make a wolf.  ... 
doi:10.12968/prps.2013.1.146.v fatcat:x2uebv2jgrek3cdqe7f5nu2kva

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Context of Dramatic Storytelling: A Single-Case Study of a Pre-schooler With a Cochlear Implant

Jiaojiao Wu, Yuhan Xie
2022 Frontiers in Education  
This single-case study of a pre-schooler with a cochlear implant aimed to integrate an Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) intervention with dramatic storytelling activities to improve Jenny's  ...  The intervention was conducted during the regular school day in the corner of a regular classroom 3 days a week for 6 weeks.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Jenny and other respondents who participated in the study for their important contributions.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2022.806665 doaj:37cb0691c9af44fda4b4fd24eec893c2 fatcat:72ddtrjiqzgaxpog6smet2njrq

Coding as Literacy in Preschool: A Case Study

Ana Francisca Monteiro, Maribel Miranda-Pinto, António José Osório
2021 Education Sciences  
This study focuses on the introduction of three approaches to computation in preschool (3–6 years), specifically computational thinking, programming, and robotics, from a cross-curricular perspective.  ...  This paper presents preliminary findings from one of the case studies currently being developed as part of project KML II—Laboratory of Technologies and Learning of Programming and Robotics for Preschool  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the educators for conducting the activities that formed the basis for this study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/educsci11050198 doaj:94498dba19f041e0b83b79f0348a8ffb fatcat:e3ufbg3q3ngmfbzbpivp2m2c34

A 'benign addition'? Research on ICT and pre-school children

L. Plowman, C. Stephen
2003 Journal of Computer Assisted Learning  
This paper reviews the international research evidence on the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are used in both formal and informal pre-school settings.  ...  television, video, books and magazines; the literacies involved in using these media; and interface design and interactivity.  ...  ICT in Pre-school: A "benign Addition"? is available from Learning and Teaching Scotland (, price £3.75.  ... 
doi:10.1046/j.0266-4909.2003.00016.x fatcat:aryznqyg3nclncsahezyx7gdju

The Role of Playing into the Development of the Pre-School Children's Linguistic Skills

Besa Turku, Ardian Shingjergji
2014 Journal of Educational and Social Research  
The results generated by applying those models have been presented to the relevant pre-school teachers in Elbasan County, Albania .  ...  Our research has been based on the concrete understanding of children's features in the pre-school institutions as well as on modelling the games that improve speaking for this age-group.  ...  Lira Ballhysa, the supporting group, consisting of the pre-school teachers in the kindergartens involved in the study, as well as the pre-school department students.  ... 
doi:10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n2p175 fatcat:hs5udthuebfdra5m3s6ew53yfe

A Scrutiny to Pre-School Children' Activity Fostering the Fundamental Aspect of Literacy

Sri Herminingrum, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
2021 KnowEx Social Sciences  
The purpose of this seven-month study is to closely examine the pre-school children's activity which represents the stepping stone of reading interest as the fundamental aspect of literacy.  ...  Keywords: Pre-school children, reading interest, fundamental aspect of literacy, education  ...  She also conveys her gratitude to those who wholeheartedly involved in her research, without them this paper cannot be finished.  ... 
doi:10.17501/27059901.2020.1106 fatcat:gogiaek3efdabf27pqvozuv7ri

Building Evidence for Pre-school Policy Change in Bulgaria

Eugenia Volen, Joost de Laat
2021 Frontiers in Public Health  
In September 2020, Bulgaria's National Assembly (Parliament) passed legal amendments aimed at increasing kindergarten participation for children aged 4–6 in Bulgaria, with poor children standing to benefit  ...  It builds on evidence generated from a large-scale randomized control trial (RCT) (2014–2018) across 236 poor communities, implemented by the Trust for Social Achievement (TSA) together with the World  ...  of pre-school education.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.594029 pmid:33937162 pmcid:PMC8085259 fatcat:aqvwvipnrnbwbk2vzk365vhsby

Researching Pre-school Teachers' Knowledge of Oral Language Pedagogy Using Video

Sandra Mathers, Iram Siraj
2021 Frontiers in Education  
The Observing Language Pedagogy (OLP) tool uses videos of authentic classroom interactions to elicit the procedural knowledge which pre-school teachers can access, activate and use to support classroom  ...  and cognitive challenging interactions.  ...  Teachers were asked to watch two short (2-3 min) videos of authentic, pre-school classroom interactions.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2021.748347 fatcat:zjfx5jmy6rfstfogkjbcv2p72u

A Look at AUA Pre-school English Program Through the Lens of Montessori Pedagogy

Mariam Khachatryan
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The findings of the research showed that the implementation of the Montessori Pedagogy in the "AUA Pre-school" English program is quite possible as the convergences outweighed the divergences.  ...  This paper aims at investigating the pedagogy of the AUA Pre-school English program from the perspective of Montessori Method.  ...  The aim of the study is to see how the Montessori Pedagogy and foreign language pre-school pedagogy interact in the AUA pre-school English program.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.141 fatcat:v7xhgca3rvbj5bzmxegozq4ga4
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