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Durham University

School of Education

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Publication details for Christine Jack

Jack, Christine (2019), Enhancing the use of Educational Technology in the Early Years, in Shao, Xin & Dobson, Emma eds, Imagining Better Education. Durham, England, Durham University, School of Education, Durham, England, 83-94.

Author(s) from Durham


Educational technologies can have a positive impact on teaching and learning.
Recent research suggests that these technologies are more embedded in early
years settings than they were in the past, but practitioners may not be using them
to their full potential. This project explores how practitioners can be supported to
use them more effectively.
This paper describes a project involving eight settings in the North East of
England where early years practitioners conducted their own action research
projects. Each project was designed to meet an identified need in the participant’s
own setting.
The project shows that action research projects have the potential to support the
implementation of technology and this approach appears to be more successful
than regular training.