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PhD Defence by Jacob Davidsen

PhD Defence by Jacob Davidsen

Second graders’ collaborative learning around touchscreens in their classroom: Micro-studies of eight and nine year old children’s embodied collaborative interactions in front of a touchscreen

Tidspunkt

04.11.2014 kl. 13.00 - 16.00

Beskrivelse

Jacob Davidsen: Second graders’ collaborative learning around touchscreens in their classroom: Micro-studies of eight and nine year old children’s embodied collaborative interactions in front of a touchscreen

In this thesis, Jacob Davidsen explores, analyse and discuss how eight- and nine-year-old children’s embodied collaborative interactions around touchscreens unfold. Having conducted micro-studies on children’s embodied collaborative interactions around touchscreens, he found that children’s body movements and, in particular, their hand movements, are crucial for their collaborative activities around touchscreens. The data comprise 150 hours of video footage and ethnographic observations, all from a yearlong study of naturally occurring activities in two different second grade classrooms at a public school in Denmark. The research is rooted in the research field of computer-supported collaborative learning.

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Committee:

Thomas Ryberg, AAU (chair)
Associate Professor Palmyre Pirroux, Oslo University, NO
Professor Oskar Lindwall, Gothenburg Universty, SE

Supervisors:

Ellen Christiansen (main supervisor)
Marianne Georgsen, Ruben Vanderlinde (co-supervisors)
 

The defence is followed by a reception.

Everybody is welcome!

Arrangør

Department of Communication and Psychology

Adresse

Aalborg University, Rendsburggade 14, room 5.125