Christine Wang, Ilene R. Berson, Candace Jaruszewicz, Lynn Hartle, and Dina Rosen, authors of Young Children’s Technology Experiences in Multiple Contexts, aim to compare the similarities between Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Theory to current Information and Communication Technology (ICT) principles. They believe that doing this will help us make sense of children’s ever-growing practices with technology.
I liked how these authors presented their findings with a real world scenario, “Jessica’s World.”This helped me visualize the concepts more, which in turn created a deeper understanding.
I do think it makes sense, that technology has changed the word of young children today. As educators, we must:
- provide developmentally appropriate ICT strategies
- determine which skills are needed, for both us and our students
- provide support and guidance in multiple contexts