My PhD thesis is an interdiciplinary study. The aim is to explore, describe and analyse children’s use and learning when employing information visualization technology in school.
This project is being conducted in collaboration with the National Centre for Visual Analytics and the Educational Department in Norrköping in order to implement information visualization tools in elementary school. The project focus areas are:
The aim of this study is to understand how technology for Visual storytelling can be shaped and used in relation to social science education in primary school, but also how social dimensions, technical and other matters create emerging learning conditions in such educational settings.
The point of departure is to study what activities that are performed when Visual storytelling technology are introduced, used and interact in the educational practice.
Empirical data from Swedish primary school students and social science teachers is used. The material contains field notes from the introduction of the Visual storytelling technology, focus group interviews with teachers; speak-aloud interviews with students and video recordings from the social science classrooms. The activities are analysed with a socio-cultural view of human action, but also actor network theory is used to also take account of activities of technology and other matters.