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Let’s Get Cellphilming! Expanding the Use of Participatory Visual Methods with Young Children

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Cellphilming (cellphone + video) is an increasingly popular participatory visual method, especially in the time of social distancing. Unlike other methods such as Photovoice, Cellphilming has rarely been used with young children (under 8, pre-schoolers). In this chapter, we provide theoretical and practical firsthand accounts on the use of the Cellphilm method with young children. Two examples of working with 3- and 4-year-olds in an at home setting during COVID-19 are described to illustrate and reflect on the method. The chapter can support researchers, teachers and other tutoring adults to use Cellphilming to allow young children to express themselves on matters that concern them. We also propose Cellphilming as an opportunity for ethical education about the use of mobile devices and the Internet.

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  • Cellphilm
  • Participatory visual methodology
  • Young children
  • Mobile device
  • New technologies
  • Digital citizenship

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    https://ryans.world/.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZFSCsIDL4c&t=675s&ab_channel=InternationalCellphilmFestival.

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    I also asked her if it was ok for her that I write for other adults about our experience of Cellphilming together and she kindly agreed.

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Schwab Cartas, J., Caldairou-Bessette, P., Mitchell, C. (2022). Let’s Get Cellphilming! Expanding the Use of Participatory Visual Methods with Young Children. In: Papadakis, S., Kalogiannakis, M. (eds) STEM, Robotics, Mobile Apps in Early Childhood and Primary Education. Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-0568-1_19

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