This investigation work was
developed by an Education and TIC at Initial Level specialist due to an Intel®
offering, institution oriented to research about the use of tablets in Initial Education.
The study, which took place throughout 2014 academic year, describes
the didactic possibilities that the curricular inclusion of tablets can offer
within Mitre Kindergarten’s 5-year-old classrooms, ISPEI Sara C. de Eccleston’s
department of application. Embracing the design elaboration process and
observation instruments, the fieldwork development, aside from the entire observed
data analysis process, results construction and conclusions elaboration.
The main goal motivators of
this investigations development were:
- Identify and analyze the different didactic
uses of digital tablets in rooms with 5-year-olds.
- Detect possibilities-difficulties of the
operative appropriation that 5-year-olds may face by interacting with this kind
Even though the investigation team converged to plan a series of
activities pertaining pedagogical research about personal and mobile devices,
which provide a wide possibility of portability and use, it also moved onto
granting teachers with validated didactic experiences for which tablets
constitute a register device as well as data access production instruments
meant for regular daily chores.
Based on that, the guide-lining perspectives of the investigation were
focused, on one hand, on didactic-pedagogical research of educational uses of
tablets, as well as detection of operative possibilities that this devices
provide to 5-year-olds. On the other hand, for the elaboration of didactic
scripts to be used by other teachers in other institutional contexts. This last
reason is what lead us to include as an annex didactic scripts (planners) and
class observation records used on this experience.