[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140100328]
Researchers Dr Irina Verenikina; Dr Lisa Kervin; A/Prof Colette Murphy;
Brief description Interacting with digital technologies is no longer restricted to the desktop. Portable devices have become more affordable and accessible resulting in their increased use by young children. How to optimise the influence of interactions with the devices in ways that they enrich rather than hinder child development becomes critical. The aim of this study is to investigate the inter-relationship between the technologies and imaginative play - the renowned developmental force in the early years. By utilising theoretically based criteria, and considering the perspectives of children and their families, this study will develop principles for developmentally sound use of tablet technologies in children's digital play.
Funding Amount 126000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects