Thursday, 10 November 2016

The role of fantasy–reality distinctions in preschoolers' learning from educational video

Authors:-
Rebekah A. Richert (University of California)


Molly A. Schlesinger (University of California)

Paper Highlights:-

1. Over the preschool years, children come to understand what aspects of animated programs are and are not possible in the real world.
2. Preschoolers learn problem-solving skills from animated shows when they have a clear boundary between fantasy and reality.
3. Engaging with moderate fantastical content in animated programs can support abstract thinking.


Keywords: educational media, fantasy-reality, learning, analogical transfer, cognitive development 

Link to article

doi.org/10.1002/icd.2009

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