When Teaching Practices Meet Tablets’ Affordances. Insights on the Materiality of Learning

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-45153-4_14

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9891)
Cite this paper as:
Nouri J., Pargman T.C. (2016) When Teaching Practices Meet Tablets’ Affordances. Insights on the Materiality of Learning. In: Verbert K., Sharples M., Klobučar T. (eds) Adaptive and Adaptable Learning. EC-TEL 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9891. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Research on tablets in schools is currently dominated by the effects these devices have on our children’s learning. Little has yet been said about how these devices contribute and participate in established school practices. This study delves into the questions of what do tablet-mediated teaching practices look like in Swedish schools and how are these practices valued by teachers? We collected data in four Swedish schools that were part of the one-to-one program financed by their municipalities. We apply qualitative and quantitative analysis methods on 22 deep interviews, 20 classrooms observations and 30 teachers’ responses to an online survey. The study identifies a set of tablet-mediated teaching practices that lead to a deeper understanding of how affordances of media tablets configure contemporary forms of learning.

Keywords

Tablets Affordances Teaching practices Mobile learning Materiality of learning 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computer and Systems SciencesStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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