Our expertise covers many aspects of children’s lives with technology: learning and development, including the role of gesture and bodily movement in learning; the curriculum and pedagogy in the early years; engagement and motivation; play and educational toys; and everyday life at home and the role of the family.


To view our current and previous research projects click on the links below.

Researching the potential of fathers to support young children’s learning through digital technologies.

An evaluation of the learning benefits of Cbeebies’ online content

We invite all who are interested in, or curious about, “Learning Sciences” to attend one or both planned events.

This match-funded project takes advantage of digital technology to share educational research with a wide international audience of young children and their parents / teachers. The project generates a novel digital number learning resource for young children (3-8yrs) whilst providing their parents and teachers with clear multimedia information about the underlying research. The three project objectives are to program the KE digital tool from a design spec, promote awareness of the tool, and submit a proposal to evaluate and amplify impact.

This project, based at the University of Stirling, investigated the ways in which children’s learning with technology can be supported and enhanced