Early childhood seminar

Published: Wednesday 28th January 2015

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 QLD) 


Via video conference in the following rooms across all campuses.

  • Melbourne 5.30
  • North Sydney Level 16 TWH Building
  • Brisbane AC.22, Strathfield VC Room (E2.45 Room)
  • Canberra 110
  • Ballarat 503


By Friday 6 February to Ana Mantilla by email ana.mantilla@acu.edu.au