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Education in the digital age

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START DATE 10 January 2017
START TIME 12:00pm

Middlesex University, Williams Building, W153, the Burroughs, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 10 January 2017
END TIME 01:30pm

Dr Mona Sakr and Lorraine Kaye from the Department of Education present on young children in the digital age

Dr Mona Sakr, Senior Lecturer in Education Studies, presents findings from a study that compares the participation frameworks (Goffman, 1974) affect flows (Goodwin, 2006) that arise when 5-8 year old children play Squiggle with each other on paper or on the iPad.

In Squiggle, a game popularised by the psychotherapist D. W. Winnicott, one person begins a drawing with an abstract squiggle and another person completes the drawing. Squiggle has been used by play therapists as a way of building closeness and connection (Cohen, 2001).

Lorraine Kaye, Senior Lecturer in Primary Teacher Education, will then present on the developments in technology, particularly mobile and touch screen technology, and how they impact on children’s lives. She'll look at how the implications for teaching and learning in early years are considered with particular reference to how technology supports constructivist learning theory.

This event is free to attend and open to all, please sign up here

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