One Tablet, Multiple Epistemic Instruments in the Everyday Classroom

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10474)


Grounded in the analyses of 23 semi-structured interviews and 31 field notes from classroom observations, this study scrutinizes the relationships that teachers and learners entertain with/through the tablet in their process of technology appropriation in the classroom. The results reveal that, on the one hand, the learners elaborate a variety of instruments from their interactions with the tablet and, on the other hand, that the teachers’ appropriation plays a central role in configuring a creative, critical and participatory pedagogy in the contemporary classroom.


Appropriation Instrumental genesis Tablets School classrooms Teaching practices Learning activities 



We thank the teachers, learners and school principals who participated in the study and we are grateful to the Swedish Research Council for funding this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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