They got their little tasks as if they loved them, and indulged, from the mere exuberance of the gift, in the most unimposed
little miracles of memory.
Michael Oakeshatt (1) claimed that: "human social activity has its own structure, unimposed
Issues concerned with younger children and virtual reference are discussed further in the article 'Just Curious: Children's Use of Digital Reference for Unimposed
Queries and Its Importance in Informal Education" by Joanne Silverstein from Syracuse University.
In utter disregard for educators' and designers' desires, however, children frequently send unimposed queries to digital reference services to support their informal learning needs.
This study investigates what happens when children use tools originally designed to support the answering of imposed queries to answer their own, unimposed queries in pursuit of informal learning.
Conversely, the code category "Curriculum-Related Interest" is particularly relevant to informal learning because it indicates that a student's query was unimposed but may have been stimulated by classroom learning.