Working Group 3: Reading and writing on screen
- To identify the current state of knowledge in the area across Europe and contextualise this within the international arena.
- To develop a theoretical framework for understanding young children’s engagement with multimodal texts.
- To identify key research questions in the field for future study.
- To identify key messages for policy makers.
The WG will identify the current state of knowledge on young children’s reading and writing on screen. It will synthesise research on the quality and uses of e-books and on writing and multimodal design using tablets. The WG will consider the affordances of apps designed for this age group and identify best design principles. It will develop new theories of early reading and early writing in the digital age. Finally, the WG will identify the future research agenda in this area and examine the implications of all of the areas investigated for policy in relation to education, parenting and the media industry.
Working Group reports; Reviews of published academic literature; Best practice guidance for parents, teachers, teacher education
WG3 Agenda for Prague 07 11 2016
WG3 Report from Cyprus Meeting 17 03 16
WG 3 Report from Meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, October 2015
Content analysis across Europe
Revisiting the Question of E-book Quality as Early Language and Literacy Support
Digital books for young children (0-8) in Dutch
Digital content analysis
Children’s interactions with iPad books: research chapters still to be written
Hebrew e-books to handbook
E-reading content in Norway
Overview of children’s digital books in Portugal
Which digital books work best in the classroom?
How do parents choose apps for their children?
Dutch Digital Books for Young Children
How to choose apps for children
Picture Storybooks Go Digital: Pros and cons