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Dr Louise Kay is a Partner Investigator on the ARC-funded Discovery Project focusing on children’s engagement with Internet connected toys. She has worked extensively on the MakEY project at the University of Sheffield. A key output from this project was the development of a Makerspace Learning As [...]
Associate Professor Lennie Barblett’s research focusses on curriculum development, pedagogy and pedagogical leadership for effective early childhood education that is accessible to all Australian children and their families. Embedded in this is her interest in the role digital technologies play in [...]
Dr Kelly Johnston’s research focuses on digital technology in early childhood and how it is integrated in play-based pedagogies as well as in everyday life experiences. Kelly has expertise in qualitative research methods, including approaches that position participants as co-researchers. Kelly has [...]
Associate Professor Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett’s current research focusses on quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) environments, integrated service delivery, and enhancing access to early childhood education and health services, particularly for those from vulnerable or disadvantaged bac [...]
Professor Hyeon-Seon Jeong is an expert in children’s digital media use and learning for digital media literacy in and out-of-school settings. Specifically, Hyeon-Seon is at the forefront of understanding children’s out-of-school literacy practices and digital parenting, as well as developing cu [...]
Professor Lisa Kervin is a researcher in language and literacy, specifically focussing on how children use technology to develop and practice digital literacies. She is also interested in how her research findings can be used by educators to build knowledge about how technology may be used to enhanc [...]
Professor Catherine Beavis believes that the skilful use of good digital games can enable their powerful capacities to be used to complement and extend young children’s learning. As Chief Investigator in the Healthy and Educated programs, Catherine’s work focusses on how making and playing digit [...]
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