Digital Childhoods: Young children and technologies

Date / Time: 25 September 2013, 5pm
Venue: S.G.01, University of Waikato

In this seminar Dr Christine Stephen will review what her research team has learned about the technologies that 3-5-year olds engage with in their preschool settings and at home, about what they are learning and their perspectives on these experiences.  

Their evidence comes from three research council funded studies which have also allowed them to explore the kind of support from preschool teachers that can make a difference to children’s encounters with technology and ways in which family context influences young children’s experience and competence with technologies as they begin learning in early years settings and at school.

Dr Christine Stephen is a permanent Research Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Stirling. She is the convenor of the Scottish Educational Research Association Early Years Network and a member of the editorial board of Early Years and the International Journal of Early Years Education. She has been an invited member of a number of policy development committees convened by the Scottish Government and is currently participating in a group advising government policymakers on quality issues in preschool provision in Scotland.

Please RSVP by the 20th September 2013 to [email protected]

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