The power of digital symbolic representation

Harding, Jacqueline ORCID: (2016) The power of digital symbolic representation. In: Young Children in a Digital Age: Supporting learning and development with technology in early years. Kaye, Lorraine, ed. Routledge, pp. 46-56. ISBN 9781138804807. (doi:10.4324/9781315752709)


This chapter focuses the impact on the personal and socio-emotional development of children of two significant tensions that occur as a result of the transition process between the digital and non-digital worlds. The Bronfenbrenner Ecological Framework is useful as a model to inform national organisations, practitioners and parents of their intended roles and accountability in the protection of children. Micro transitions will inevitably occur between digital and non-digital exploration and by applying the PEEP model at micro level adults can observe interactions and communication to be aware of these digital realms. These processes can identify, support and manage the emotional and social space and development that impact on children in their learning and play. Rubin identifies digital technology as a way of life that develops skills and tools vital to decode, survive and problem-solve previously unknown realms, dimensions and worlds. The chapter concludes that new and evolving technologies are important to the personal, social and emotional development of children.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © 2017
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 27581
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Depositing User: Jacqueline Harding
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 14:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 10:14

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