leading the use of digital technology


Type of course: Post Graduate combined (taught and research) worth 60PG credits.
Study options: Face to face (5 days) plus distance learning
Duration: 1 year
Start date: September 2021
Accreditation: Birmingham City University
Credits: 60 PG credits
Fees: TBC
Tutors: Dr Shannon Ludgate
Entry requirements:

An undergraduate degree is generally requested as applicants will be expected to study at Post Graduate level, however applications from practitioners without degrees, but with relevant experience, are encouraged.


Pre-register for September 2021 (please note you will not be able to enrol on this pathway for the academic year 2020-21).


Who is this course aimed at?

This new module has been created for professionals who are interested in developing leadership skills when using digital technology in early years settings.

This module is relevant for professionals who work with children, such as:
- Early years practitioners
- Professionals working with children from birth to seven;
- Teachers working with children from birth to seven
- Managers and heads of early years settings

What are the main themes?

Digital technology has an increasing presence within young children’s lives and has begun to form more of a presence within a range of early childhood settings.

The aim of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding of ways to support the presence of digital technology within early years educational settings through addressing relevant theory and research.

The module also encourages innovative thinking of creative ways in which technology can be integrated within daily practice.

The key areas of focus include:
- Using technology to support children’s learning and development;
- Technology and its role within early childhood education;
- Digital technology and its presence within young children’s lives;
- International perspectives and approaches of using digital technology;
- Reflection, evaluation and action research on current provision and practice.

The module will also provide insights into principles and methods of research.

How will it help my practice?

This module provides an opportunity to explore the main theories and pedagogies relevant to contemporary practice when using digital technology in the early years. It encourages reflection on practice and discussion on the key issues and debates within the field.

The module provides the opportunity to undertake a small-scale research project on digital childhoods in order to develop your practice, with a greater understanding of the role of technology within the early years.

Key Dates for 2021/22:


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