This prestigious annual memorial lecture commemorates the life and valuable contribution that our colleague, Carolyn, had generously shared with all of us during her time with the School of Education. The Carolyn D. Baker Memorial Lecture is the highlight of the annual research week that we celebrate at the School each September.

About the lecture

The pandemic has shown us that the digital world is rapidly transforming how we live our lives, with digital technology integral to both opportunity and challenge for children, families and educators. In the presentation, I will discuss some opportunities and challenges facing young children in this digital world, sharing research involving young children in home and school contexts. I will also introduce to you the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, which is the first Centre of its kind to be awarded in the discipline of Education and whose vision is for children to be healthy, educated and connected in a digital era.

About the presenter

Susan Danby is Professor in the School of Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. Her research investigates children’s everyday practices in clinical settings, homes, classrooms, and helplines, and her most recent research investigates young children’s engagement with digital technologies.

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