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The Matrix Ate My Baby Andrew Gibbons

The Matrix Ate My Baby

Andrew Gibbons

Published January 25th 2008
ISBN : 9789087902353
Hardcover
200 pages
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Parents and teachers are under increasing pressure to make decisions about the technologies that children can and should play with during their early years. The media, governments, toy companies, child advocacy organizations, and child developmentMoreParents and teachers are under increasing pressure to make decisions about the technologies that children can and should play with during their early years. The media, governments, toy companies, child advocacy organizations, and child development experts disseminate many, often contradictory, claims that influence practices of caring for and educating young children. The Matrix Ate My Baby explores these messages that adults receive regarding the values and dangers of new technologies, and of the importance of play. The book interrogates the value of play as an essential component of learning, and the essential role of play in a technological societys aspirations for progress. Drawing upon the philosophy of technology, this book provides parents, teachers and teacher educators with a critique of predominant perspectives regarding the young childs increasingly hi-tech world. It provides alternative perspectives of technology and education in order to emphasise the importance of questioning, and the value of difference, for early childhood educators, for parents of young children, and for research of the childs play with new, and old, technologies.