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Ruth MacDonald’s PhD explores how educators who work with infants conceptualise the important work of educating and caring for our youngest citizens. Her research investigates how early childhood educators balance the sometimes contradictory institutional, socio-cultural, and policy expectations o [...]
Chimi Om’s PhD project aims to understand how digital technology orients children toward both indoor and outdoor play. Through ethnographic and co-design research with children, Chimi hopes to develop a framework of understanding of orientation to outdoor play and co-design tools to expand chi [...]
Tammy White’s PhD research considers how digital media literacy pedagogy is approached during early childhood education. Specifically, she is interested in understanding the links between digital device usage and the development of critical media literacies that enable young children to successful [...]
Elizabeth Pink is a Research Assistant on the Digital Citizenship Curriculum Project, led by Professor Michael Dezuanni and funded by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Liz hopes to contribute to research that makes a positive difference in the lives and education of children, and contribu [...]
Leyi (Lori) Ouyang’s research focusses on designing digital audio-oriented technologies for young children to play actively and interactive technologies for young children to learn music. Lori’s Master of Philosophy thesis examined how music educators can employ digital technology in ear [...]
Katrin’s PhD project explores infant feeding applications (apps) as mobile technologies that mediate the construction, experience, and practise of contemporary parenthood in Australia. The study seeks to shed light on the ways in which contemporary parenthood and parenting are constructed and [...]
Philippa’s PhD focuses on first-time mothers and their babies to examine the organisation of everyday interactions around mobile device usage, and how mothers account for their everyday digital practices. Data consist of ethnographic observational data methods, including video data of mother-infan [...]
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