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International Research in Early Childhood Education Vol. 1, No. 2 (2010) pp. 69–86
Children are born into a rich technological environment and by the time they attend preschool they already have accumulated a wide variety of technological experiences, skills and knowledge. This paper reports on part of a project undertaken in...
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal Vol. 20, No. 1 (2012) pp. 3–20
Children frequently encounter computers in many aspects of daily life. It is important to consider the consequences not only on children's cognitive development but on their emotional and self-development. This paper reports on research undertaken...
Early childhood educators’ attitudes and beliefs around the use of touchscreen technologies by children under three years of age
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 5 (September 2018) pp. 883–895
This paper reports on an Australian study around early childhood educators’ attitudes and beliefs on the use of touchscreen technologies by very young children, under three years of age. The study adopted an ecological perspective and educators and...
Computer use at schools and associations with social-emotional outcomes – A holistic approach. Findings from the longitudinal study of Australian Children
Computers & Education Vol. 95, No. 1 (April 2016) pp. 134–150
In drawing upon cultural-historical theory, this paper reports on the use of computers in Australian schools where a holistic analysis was undertaken to explore the possible associations with social-emotional outcomes. By conducting a quantitative...
By design: Professional learning ecologies to develop primary school teachers’ makerspaces pedagogical capabilities
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 3 (May 2019) pp. 1260–1274
Makerspaces embody a growing movement of educators promoting constructionist learning with physical materials and digital technologies such as 3D design and 3D printing. As it gains traction in K‐12 settings, the maker movement represents an...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 49, No. 5 (September 2018) pp. 928–942
The use of tablets in a Greek kindergarten class (16 children aged 4–5) under the digital play framework (Bird & Edwards, 2015) is explored in this study. The Vygotskian framework was adapted with permission in the Greek language and socio-cultural...