Now in its third edition, this is a comprehensive guide for educators on digital technologies and children’s learning during the years from birth to 12 years. With practical ideas and resources Technologies for children offers innovative, engaging and student-centred approaches to classroom learning, that are aligned with Australia’s Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.
This latest edition includes expanded content on teaching digital technologies and a new chapter on computational thinking. Among topics covered are engineering principles and systems and food and fibre production. It examines technology pedagogies, planning, assessment and evaluation and draws on case studies from Australian primary classrooms and early childhood centres to demonstrate the transition from theory to practice. Useful features include the inclusion of pedagogical reflections, research activities and spotlights in each chapter, and extensive online student resources.
Author Professor Marilyn Fleer holds the Foundation Chair of Early Childhood Education and Development at Monash University, Australia and was awarded the 2018 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship by the Australian Research Council. She was a former President of the International Society of Cultural-historical Activity Research (ISCAR) and holds several additional positions, including Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Education, University of Oxford, a second professorship in the KINDKNOW Centre, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, and is Honorary Professor at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark.