ICT in early childhood education
This session will report on an investigation into why children should have robots and not parents to look after them.
ACT Department of Education and Training Implementation of Roamer Robots in the Preschool, Primary and ESL settings.
A trial of the Roamer Robots is currently in progress in preschool and primary school settings (including a years 3-6 Introductory English Centre Classroom) in the ACT.
The trial project focuses on the implementation of Roamer robots in an educational setting. The brief is to establish a developmental scope and sequence across sectors, common language and underlying skill and concept development required.
The project was a joint initiative between the University of South Australia, Department of Education & Children's Services and the Australian Research Council. Through teacher - researchers it explored how children were using ICT from preschool to the second year of school.
Through the project teacher - researchers were able to develop a framework which extends the way ICT is able to enhance young children's learning.
This presentation will be snapshots of learning from the Research Project.
Until 2000 the provision of ICT for the youngest children and staff in Northamptonshire