CE  Vol.5 No.6 , April 2014
ICT Integration in Preschool Classes: Examples of Practices in Greece
ABSTRACT

This paper presents findings from a research project regarding Information and Communication Technology (ICT) integration and use in 17 kindergartens in Greece. The main parameters of the study were the natural classroom environment (without artificial intervention) and the voluntary participation of early childhood teachers. The data were collected by interviews with the teachers and class observations. The most frequently reported reasons for computer use were the acquisition/ development of language and fine motor skills, as well as its contribution as an incentive in children’s learning. Examples of practices in relation to these reasons are presented. The computer was mainly used during the hour of free activities. The role of early childhood teachers, in the whole process of ICT integration, is also discussed.


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Nikolopoulou, K. (2014) ICT Integration in Preschool Classes: Examples of Practices in Greece. Creative Education, 5, 402-410. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.56050.
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