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Seen through other eyes: Children's abilities to find information on the net
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7214-1716
2003 (English)In: Tidskrift for Børne- og UngdomskulturArticle in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The article discusses how preconceptions can work as barriers when studying childrens Inter- net searches. In the Swedish school culture children are often seen as incomplete beings who should be formed to eventually fit into an adult norm. A challenge to this view is to look at children as complete beings who have not yet had the possibility to learn a lot of things.

Doing an ethnographic study is a way to find out how children themselves look upon their abilities regarding searches for information on the Internet. Their own view in this case was that their shortcomings were due to lack of opportunities to learn rather than lack of ability.

It could be seen in the study that when the children were given possibilities to learn about In- ternet searching, they developed skills that have not been observed in other studies on children, e.g. reasoning about the reliability of different sources

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Pedagogiskt arbete, Educational Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-23279OAI: diva2:597035
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2014-12-19

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