Investigating interactions from the children’s perspective

Introduction to a special issue on young children’s interactive competence, participation and engagement in social activities

Authors

  • Yumei Gan Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Susan Danby Queensland University of Technology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/rcsi.20271

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Introduction

Author Biographies

Yumei Gan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Yumei Gan is an assistant professor at the School of Media and Communication at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China). Her research interests include parent–child interaction, video-mediated communication and video analysis. She was the primary organizer of the ‘EMCA studies of children’ panel at the Conference of International Institution for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIECMA) in Mannheim, Germany, 2019. Her work has been published in Journal of Pragmatics, Discourse Studies and Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘20).

Susan Danby, Queensland University of Technology

Susan Danby is a professor in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, and director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her research applies ethnomethodological and conversation analysis perspectives to investigating social interaction in children’s peer groups as well as between children and adults in institutional settings such as classrooms and helplines. Her edited books include Disputes in Everyday Life (2012), Digital Childhoods (2018) and Children and Mental Health Talk: Perspectives on Social Competence (2020). She is on the editorial boards of Research on Children and Social Interaction and Classroom Discourse.

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2021-08-31

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Gan, Y. ., & Danby, S. . (2021). Investigating interactions from the children’s perspective: Introduction to a special issue on young children’s interactive competence, participation and engagement in social activities. Research on Children and Social Interaction, 5(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1558/rcsi.20271