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Why I use emoji in research and teaching

By Jennifer Fane, Scholarly Fellow Academic (Health Education), Flinders University

Which emoji captures how you're feeling today? from

I❤️ emoji.

It’s probably not for the reasons you think. Yes, they’re fun and eye catching. But they’re also an incredibly useful tool in research and teaching.

For young children, emoji can aid inclusion in aspects of society previously closed to them, such as active participation in increasing knowledge of childhood well-being, and being heard in educational and care settings.

Emoji can also support children’s learning in areas of health, well-being, safety and diversity. These are key aspects of supporting children in becoming knowledgeable, confident and informed citizens, essential aspects of high quality education.

Emoji are everywhere

Originally published in The Conversation.