Pupils’ usage of mobile devices in technology education
In what ways do pupils’ usage of mobile devices (mobile phones and tablets) support their schoolwork within the school subject technology? How is the usage of mobile devices structured in relation to the assignments? Tiina works half-time as a teacher for Mariestad municipality, and half-time as a doctoral student at QUEST (KTH’s research programme for teachers). In Tiina’s dissertation work, she looks for ways in which to design pedagogical strategies with the objective to make pupils’ mobile device usage supportive.
About the project
The objective of this project, is to make pupils’ usage of mobile devices (mobile phones and tablets) visible with regard to the support of their schoolwork within the school subject of technology.
Another goal is to study how mobile device usage is structured in relation to the assignments. We are also interested in the specific ways mobile devices are used when they support schoolwork. In what ways do, for example, assignments and rules affect the impact of mobile device usage?
With the project, we want to add to the knowledge about how teachers should strategize in order to make pupils’ mobile device usage more supportive. We also want to highlight the pedagogical challenges that surround mobile device usage in school.