No such thing as Too Early

Professor Stephen Heppell

No such thing as Too Early

Should my child have a phone? is TV OK in the bedroom? Does Skyping to Granny help speech development? Can I ignore the age ratings? Are games better than TV? Can kids play with technology out of doors too? and more.

Digital Jersey are pleased to be partnering with the Jersey Child Care Trust (JCCT) who will be holding a workshop for those in early childhood, working with children aged 5 years and under. This event is open to Digital Jersey members.

In this fast moving, rapidly changing, connected digital world it isn’t a surprise that smart phones, iPads and tablets have poured in to Jersey’s homes - that is what has happened around the world too, with now more than five billion mobile subscriptions.

Professor Stephen Heppell will explore what we know about children's learning today - and cognitive science has helped us to know so much more than we knew even a decade ago. But the session in particular intends to leave everyone with takeaway insights into how we can make a contribution (and a difference) as parents to our children's learning, through that increasingly ubiquitous home and personal technology, from TVs to tablets and phones.

Stephen Heppell is a Professor at Bournemouth University and also holds the chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela, in Madrid. Stephen has a long track record of projects that produce effective change in education, all around the world. Described by the UK's Department for Education and Skills as "the most influential academic of recent years in the field of technology and education", Stephen's many major projects influential publications including 'Help Your Child with Computers at Home' (BBC 1993) and ‘21st Century Schools: Learning Environments of the Future’ (2004) have largely kick-started major changes in educational direction in many countries. An early Internet project became the Guinness Book of Record's largest internet learning project in the world! He currently chairs the UK government's Education Technology Action Group (ETAG) advising on policy towards 2025. He is also a father and grandfather.

 

Register to attend:

For those working in early childhood, i.e. those who work in day nurseries, preschools, nursery classes, working as Nannies and Family Child Carers who wish to attend please complete an application form which is available on the JCCT website here and return it to them with the £3.00 CPD payment. EVENT: From 6pm today with Professor Heppall at the Digital Jersey Hub. We are pleased to be partnering with the Jersey Child Care Trust (JCCT ) who will be holding a workshop for those in early childhood, working with children aged 5 years and under. This event is open to Digital Jersey members. Call Kate on 629901 to book a place.

26 January 2015
6pm - 8pm
Digital Jersey Hub

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