When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm
Where: Ponderosa Research Commoons, Ponderosa Commons Oak House, 6445 University Boulevard
Digital Literacy Centre Roundtable on Children’s Digital Literacy Practices
Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
The Digital Literacy Centre presents visiting scholar, Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen, from the University of Helsinki for a roundtable on Children’s Digital Literacy Practices. Please join us on Nov 13th in the Ponderosa Research Commons!
Kristiina Kumpulainen, PhD, is Professor of Education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Scienti-c Director of the Playful Learning Center of the University of Helsinki. She also co-leads the Learning, Culture and Interventions (LECI) research community. Her research centres on socioculturally informed investigations into social interaction in human learning and education, agency and identity, and children’s digital literacy practices, creativity and literacy learning in homes, communities and educational institutions. Her ongoing research projects include Learning by making: The educational potential of school-based makerspaces for young learners’ digital competencies (iMake) funded by the Academy of Finland (2017-20), the Joy of learning multiliteracies funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture (2016-20) and Digital mdiation of children’s interactions with the more than human world funded by Australian Research Council (2019-2023). She also chairs the Nordic Research Network on Digitalising Childhoods funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Kumpulainen, P. K., & Gillen, J. (2019). Young children’s digital literacy practices in homes: Past, present and future research directions. In R. Flewitt, O. Erstad, B. Kuemmerling-Melbauer and I. Pereira (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood. London: Routledge.
For more information: https://researchportal.helsinki.¬/en/persons/kristiina-kumpulainen