Children & Technology

The Children & Technology research strand seeks to understand how children's interaction shapes the way they think, feel, communicate, and learn, and from this work, co-develop socially-responsible pedagogical, and design, implications for, and with, children. We work closely with practitioners and designers to realise the impact of our work, embracing entrepreneurship where there is potential to sustain and scale impact.

We want the outcomes of our research to:

  • contribute to discussions about the place of technology in young children’s lives
  • create richer learning experiences for children and others by informing the design process
  • provide insights that are valuable for parents and teachers
  • engage decision-makers in understanding more about the ways in which technology can support learning

Based in the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh, we conduct research, teaching and consultancy that enables us to find out more about living and learning with technology.

The first point of contact for this area of work is:

Professor Andrew Manches (Director for Children & Technology)