UCL logo

UCL Discovery

UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Systematic Review of Young Children’s Writing on Screen: What do we know and what do we need to know

Kucirkova, N; Rowe, D; Oliver, L; Piestrzynski, L; (2019) Systematic Review of Young Children’s Writing on Screen: What do we know and what do we need to know. Literacy 10.1111/lit.12173. (In press). Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Kucirkova _et_al-2019-Literacy.pdf - ["content_typename_Published version" not defined]

Download (205kB) | Preview

Abstract

Writing is part and parcel of children’s active meaning-making on and with screens, but it has been relatively neglected in the literature focused on children’s digital literacies. This study synthesizes existing empirical evidence focused on young children’s (aged between two to eight years) writing on screen and identifies the relationships between dominant themes in published literature and contemporary theories of children’s technology use. A systematic literature review that included studies from diverse disciplines yielded 21 papers. Constant comparative analysis generated five themes that indicate four key directions for future research. We call attention to researchers’ theoretical framing to supplement mono-disciplinary approaches and single levels of analysis. We suggest that future research should provide greater specification of the purpose of children’s writing on screen and the different types of tools and applications supporting the activity. We also highlight the need for interdisciplinary approaches that would capture the composing stages involved in the writing process with and around screens. Finally, we point out possible age-related differences in documenting and reporting the composing process in classrooms. Overall, limitations in the current evidence base highlight the need for research conducted from a critical perspective and focused more directly on multimodality.

Type: Article
Title: Systematic Review of Young Children’s Writing on Screen: What do we know and what do we need to know
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/lit.12173
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/lit.12173
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Keywords: Writing; mark-making; composing; digital writing; screens; early writing
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10060947
Downloads since deposit
43Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item