Hands, fingers and iPads

MERCHANT, Guy (2017). Hands, fingers and iPads. In: BURNETT, Cathy, MERCHANT, Guy, SIMPSON, Alyson and WALSH, Maureen, (eds.) The case of the iPad: Mobile literacies in education. Singapore, Springer, 245-256.

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New touchscreen technologies have drawn attention to the materiality of literate behaviour. Reflecting on the concept of handiness, this chapter looks at meaning making as a kind of ‘engaged material consciousness’ (Sennett 2009) that depends upon but always exceeds the complex coordinations of hand and eye. Interrogating empirical materials gathered in a study of iPads in the early years, it shows young children and the adults that care for them engaged in complex negotiations and interactions that continually remake literacy, technology and learning

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4364-2_15
Page Range: 245-256
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 13:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 17:15
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16554

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