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Dr Madeleine Dobson

Dr Madeleine Dobson is a part of the Thoughtful Schools project which explores trauma-informed pedagogies in Western Australian schools. She has undertaken research focusing on the image of the child and how children are conceptualised across contexts, including their representation by adults on Instagram. Madeleine’s research involves collaborations across universities and partner organisations. Madeleine is a part of the research team focusing on Digital Connections: Communication across home and early education contexts. She contributes expertise relating to ECEC settings and pedagogies, relationships and connections between educators and families, as well as expertise relating to digital media and technologies used in early childhood settings. Madeleine hopes that her work with the Centre will contribute to strengthening connections between Early Childhood educators and families, with a focus on honouring and supporting children.

Earliest digital memory
The first computer my family owned and the hours spent playing games (Solitaire was a favourite) and writing stories, which I think fed my love of creative writing!



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