SFB 1187 ›Medien der Kooperation‹ an der Universität Siegen

B05 - Early childhood and smartphone. Family interaction order, learning processes and cooperation

 

Principal Investigators:

Prof. Dr. Jutta Wiesemann 

Researchers:

Bina Elisabeth Mohn (PhD)

Pip Hare (MA)

Astrid Vogelpohl (Diplom cultural education)

Student Assistants:

Valentino D'Aloia

Former Researchers:

Clemens Eisenmann (PhD)

Inka Fürtig (Dipl.-Soz.)

Jochen Lange (Prof. Dr.)

 

Our ongoing research is a long-term study in which we continue to work with our observations from the first phase (2016 – 2019). 

What characterises childhood in the age of digital media? Since our project’s launch in 2016, we have been observing how infants and (young) children are involved in their families’ everyday media practices. Our objective is to identify and make visible transformations in everyday life and in children’s early learning processes. The observations we have made so far suggest that today’s children, together with their parents, are establishing new ways of appropriating their worlds. Our project focuses on children’s digitally enacted practices in order to empirically study the forms of learning that they entail. We are developing a performative concept of learning that facilitates analysis of how everyday practices involving media are changing.

We study digital media practices in families by means of the digital research practices of camera ethnography (Mohn): ethnographic showing. This includes further development of a self-reflexive concept of co-operation (Goodwin) in research, as well as the application of Wittgenstein’s notion of “perspicuous representation” (übersichtliche Darstellung) in creating arrangements of video fragments, which are digitally linked in open net-like structures. In the course of the second phase, we will undertake four cyclical research phases with fieldwork in diverse family settings. We produce audio-visual miniatures that make practices observable as “bundles of practices and material arrangements” (Schatzki). These miniatures then become the building blocks of micro-analyses and arrangements that structure research material showing media practices as learning. We invite diverse audiences into “looking laboratories” (Blicklaboratorien), bringing together research and public discourse.

 

Recent Publications

Wiesemann, J., Eisenmann, C., Fürtig, I., Lange, J., Mohn, B.E. (Eds.)
Digitale Kindheiten
ReiheMedien der Kooperation
Wiesbaden: Springer VS, ISBN 978-3-658-31725-6

Digital society is characterised by structural change across all aspects of social life. How are digital media integrated within contemporary childhoods? Offering diverse analyses of how family and childhood are constituted in and through media, this volume demonstrates the potential of ‘digital childhoods’ as a new research field of its own.

(c) Springer VS, Wiesbaden

 

P. Hare, B. E. Mohn, A. Vogelpohl, J. Wiesemann 
Face to Face - Face to Screen
Early Childhood and Media. 24 camera ethnographic miniatures
SeriesCamera Ethnography
Bd. 1, 2019, 88 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, gb., ISBN 978-3-643-14299-3

With 24 short films, this catalogue and accompanying DVD offers insights into the fundamental ways that media practices in early childhood shape the development of self- and family identity and of children's relationships to people, objects, and their surroundings. The filmic miniatures and concise texts result from camera ethnographic observation and thick depiction undertaken by the authors in 14 families of different nationalities since 2016 as part of the collaborative research centre Media of Cooperation (University of Siegen). Viewers are invited to research for themselves the films that are grouped into four chapters.

(c) LIT Verlag Berlin-Münster-Wien-Zürich-London

 

Exhibition „Das bist du!“ Early childhood digital

Results from the camera ethnography were digitally shown publicly in the form of the exhibition „Das bist Du!“ Frühe Kindheit digital (Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen, 16.09.2018 to 06.01.2019). The video installations of this exhibition also make it possible for a broader public to observe how digital media practices in early childhood constitute self-references, reference to others, factual relationships and family life.

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Publications

Forthcoming

Mohn, Bina Elisabeth. 2020. Kamera-Ethnographie. Ethnographische Forschung im Modus des Zeigens. Programmatik und Praxis. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-3531-7/kamera-ethnographie/?c=311000174.

2020

Eisenmann, Clemens, eds. 2020. “Technosoziale Intimität. Videotelefonie im familiären Alltag mit Kindern.” In Digitale Kindheiten, edited by Wiesemann, Jutta; Eisenmann, Clemens; Fürtig, Inka; Lange, Jochen and Mohn, Bina Elisabeth. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-31725-6_5 .
Flügel, Alexandra; Pech, Detlef and Wiesemann, Jutta, eds. 2020. “wo_anders. Kinder am außerschulischen Lernort.” In Orte und Räume der Generationenvermittlung. Zur Praxis außerschulischen Lernens von Kindern., edited by Wiesemann, Jutta; Flügel, Alexandra; Brill, Swanntje and Landrock, Irina. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.
Inka, Fürtig, eds. 2020. “Doing media while doing family. Die Ordnung medialer Praktiken im Familienalltag.” In Digitale Kindheiten, edited by Wiesemann, Jutta; Eisenmann, Clemens; Fürtig, Inka; Lange, Jochen and Mohn, Bina Elisabeth. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-31725-6_7.
Lange, Jochen, eds. 2020. “Die Materialisierung des „Kindlichen“? Zu den Entwicklungspraktiken in der Bildungswirtschaft.” In Materialitäten der Kindheit. Körper, Räume, Dinge, edited by Bollig, Sabine; Alberth, Lars and Schindler, Larissa 20. Wiesbaden: Springer VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-25532-9_9 .
Lange, Jochen, eds. 2020. “Die Aufladung der Dinge. Eine digitale Analogie.” In Digitale Kindheiten, edited by Wiesemann, Jutta; Eisenmann, Clemens; Fürtig, Inka; Lange, Jochen and Mohn, Bina Elisabeth. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-31725-6_3 .
Mohn, Bina E., eds. 2020. “Unterscheiden, verbinden und teilen. Zur Resonanz und Differenz (digitaler) Medienpraktiken in der frühen Kindheit und beim Forschen.” In Digitale Kindheiten, edited by Wiesemann, J.; Eisenmann, C.; Fürtig, I.; Lange, J. and Mohn, B. E. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-31725-6_9.
Wiesemann, J., Eisenmann, C., Fürtig, I., Lange, J., Mohn, B.E., eds. 2020. Digitale Kindheiten. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Wiesemann, Jutta; Flügel, Alexandra; Brill, Swanntje and Landrock, Irina, eds. 2020. Orte und Räume der Generationenvermittlung. Zur Praxis außerschulischen Lernens von Kindern. Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt.

2019

Eisenmann, Clemens; Peter, Jan and Wittbusch, Erik. 2019. “Ethnomethodological Media Ethnography: Exploring Everyday Digital Practices in Families with Young Children.” Media in Action: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Cooperative Media 1 (3): 63-80. https://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/mia/article/view/50.
Mohn, Bina Elisabeth, eds. 2019. “Kamera-Ethnographie. Schauen, Sehen und Wissen filmisch gestalten.” In Handbuch Filmsoziologie, edited by Geimer, Alexander; Heinze, Carsten and Winter, Rainer. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-10947-9_69-2.
Mohn, Bina; Hare, Pip; Vogelpohl, Astrid and Wiesemann, Jutta. 2019. Face to Face – Face to Screen. Frühe Kindheit und Medien / Early Childhood and Media. 24 kamera-ethnographische Miniaturen / 24 camera ethnographic miniatures. Berlin, Münster, Wien, Zürich, London: LIT.
Mohn, Bina; Hare, Pip; Vogelpohl, Astrid and Wiesemann, Jutta. 2019. “Cooperation and Difference. Camera Ethnography in the Research Project 'Early Childhood and Smartphone'.” Media in Action: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Cooperative Media. https://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/mia/article/view/51.

2018

Mohn, Bina Elisabeth; Hare, Pip; Vogelpohl, Astrid and Wiesemann, Jutta. 2018. „Das bist Du!“ Frühe Kindheit digital. Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen.
Wiesemann, Jutta and Amann, Klaus. 2018. “Co-operation is a feature of sociality, not an attribute of people.” Media in Action: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Cooperative Media 1 (3): 203-216. https://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/mia/article/view/39.
Wiesemann, Jutta and Fürtig, Inka, eds. 2018. “Kindheit zwischen Smartphone und pädagogischem Schulalltag.” In Institutionalisierungen von Kindheit. Childhood studies zwischen Soziologie und Erziehungswissenschaft., edited by Betz, Tanja et al., 196-212. Weinheim/München: Beltz Juventa.

2017

Fürtig, Inka and Betz, Tanja. 2017. Bericht über die gemeinsame Jahrestagung „Materialitäten der Kindheit: Körper – Räume – Dinge“ der DGS-Sektionen Soziologie der Kindheit und Soziologie des Körpers und des Sports. Trier: Universität Trier.

2016

Lange, Jochen, eds. 2016. “Medienkompetenzvermittlung in der Grundschule.” In Mediales Lernen. Beispiele für eine inklusive Mediendidaktik, edited by Peschel, Markus 7, 105-114. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren.

2015

Wiesemann, Jutta, eds. 2015. “Lernen ist eine soziale praktische Tätigkeit von Kindern.” In Lernprozessbegleitung und adaptive Lerngelegenheiten im Unterricht der Grundschule, edited by Liebers, K.; Landwehr, B.; Marquardt, A. and Schlotter, K. 1, 33-46. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-11346-9_3.
Wiesemann, Jutta; Eisenmann, Clemens and Fürtig, Inka. 2015. “Medienpraxis in der (frühen) Kindheit. Ethnografische Exploration des familiären Smartphonegebrauchs.” merzWissenschaft 59 (6): 39-47. https://www.fachportal-paedagogik.de/literatur/vollanzeige.html?FId=1100339#vollanzeige.
Wiesemann, Jutta and Lange, Jochen, eds. 2015. “Schülerhandeln und die Dinge des Lernens. Zum Verhältnis von Sinn und Objektgebrauch.” In Bildungspraktiken. Körper – Räume – Artefakte, edited by Kalthoff, H.; Alkemeyer, T. and Rieger-Ladich, M., 261-282. Weilerswist: Velbrück. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845277349-261.