The fluid materiality of tablets: examining ‘the iPad multiple’ in a primary classroom.

BURNETT, Cathy (2017). The fluid materiality of tablets: examining ‘the iPad multiple’ in a primary classroom. In: BURNETT, Cathy, MERCHANT, Guy, SIMPSON, Alyson and WALSH, Maureen, (eds.) The case of the iPad: Mobile literacies in education. Singapore, Springer, 15-30.

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Abstract

This chapter explores interactions between children and iPads in a primary classroom in England. Focusing on iPads as artifacts rather than on use of specific apps, it highlights the ‘fluid materiality’ of iPads, which become different things as they are ‘actor-enabled’ within a mess of bodies, texts and other objects. It explores how interactions between bodies and devices are significant to the different ways children take up iPads. Drawing on Law’s (2008) work on complexity, it asks, What does a tablet ‘become’ in a classroom? And what kinds of relationships and meaning-making opportunities are associated with its use?

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-981-10-4364-2_2
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Depositing User: Cathy Burnett
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 13:05
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 13:05
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16503

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