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Could Emojis Teach Children❓

From the smiley face to the eggplant, the Emoji has become an essential means of communication on the internet, despite some questioning what value it brings to language. As a successor to the emoticon, shorthand facial expressions made from keyboard keys, the emoji started in Japan and has since become a worldwide phenomenon, capable of communicating things beyond language barriers.

Emojis can also be used to support children’s learning, giving them a fun and engaging way to learn about safety, health and diversity. Could emojis soon play a large role in how we teach young children? For more The Daily was joined by Jennifer Fane, Associate Lecturer in the School of Education at Flinders University.

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Monday 17th of April, 2017
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