Gender and technology in free play in Swedish early childhood education

  title={Gender and technology in free play in Swedish early childhood education},
  author={J. Hallstr{\"o}m and Helene Elvstrand and Kristina Hellberg},
  journal={International Journal of Technology and Design Education},
  • J. Hallström, Helene Elvstrand, Kristina Hellberg
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • International Journal of Technology and Design Education
  • In the new Swedish curriculum for the preschool (2010) technology education is emphasized as one of the most significant pedagogical areas to work with. The aim of this article is to investigate how girls and boys explore and learn technology as well as how their teachers frame this in free play in two Swedish preschools. The study is inspired by an ethnographic approach and is based on qualitative data collected through video-taped observations and informal talk with children and teachers in… CONTINUE READING
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