Early Childhood Futures Research
Program invites you to a seminar, iPlay, iLearn, iGrow: Reflections on
new technologies as play in kindergarten and preparatory class contexts by
Professor Nicola Yelland from Victoria University on Friday 13 February, across
all ACU campuses.
Nicola Yelland is a Research
Professor and Director of Research in the College of Education at Victoria
University. Over the last decade her teaching and research has been related to
the use of new technologies in school and community contexts. This has involved
projects that have investigated the innovative learning of children, as well as
a broader consideration of the ways in which new technologies can impact on the
pedagogies that teachers use and the curriculum in schools.
Her multidisciplinary research focus
has enabled her to work with teachers to enhance the ways in which new
technologies can be incorporated into learning contexts to make them more interesting
and motivating for students, so that educational outcomes are improved.
In the session Nicola will present
the findings from a two-year study of young children using iPads in early
childhood settings. The settings were a kindergarten (four year olds) and three
preparatory classes in the western suburbs of Melbourne. The research
illustrates the ways in which this new technology provides powerful contexts
for playing with ideas, investigating and multimodal learning.
Date and time:
Friday 13 February
4.00pm to 6.00pm (3.00pm start in
Via video conference in the following
rooms across all campuses.