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The place of technology in early years care and education

The place of technology in early years care and education

Key Ideas Explored in this Chapter

  • the place of technology in the lives of young children today
  • what educational technology actually is
  • the use and place of technology in ECEC
  • key issues such as appropriateness, speed of change and impact on children's overall learning
  • how practitioners can use technology appropriately.

Introduction

The title of this chapter is perhaps misleading as it suggests that there is a question about whether there is a place for technology in early years care and education. In fact, trying to deny that there is a place for technology would be rather like trying to put the genie back in the bottle. All our lives are affected ...

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