Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity: Makerspaces in the Early Years

Derek Robertson (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Over the years there has been - and continues to be - contested narratives about what effective practice with digital tools and spaces in education may look like. This contestation may come from differing perspectives about what the purpose of education is, what the role of the teacher/early years educator is or even what effective ‘digital’ pedagogy should look like. However, in this book we have a contribution that shines a purposeful light on this debate. Each illuminating chapter presents evidence of the richness and depth of practice, thinking and research in the Early Years domain about effective learning and teaching with digital tools and spaces. The work featured in this book has the potential to make a positive contribution to our developing understanding of digital education and makerspaces in the Early Years.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
JournalCurriculum Journal
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 May 2020


  • Pedagogy
  • Pedagogical approaches
  • pedagogical strategies
  • Early years education
  • Early years
  • digital education
  • Maker culture
  • Makerspaces


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