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Media Literacy and the Digital Child



We will reschedule it ASAP

DATE: Tuesday, April 16, 2024

TIME: 12 - 1 PM EST

LOCATION: Free and online. Click here to register. 


The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child is seeking to understand the ways young children use digital technology, including how they develop media literacy. 


  • How do children make sense of algorithms in their everyday lives? 

  • How do young children in the early years of school develop understandings of the key concepts of media literacy and how teachers in the early years can support children? 


This session will provide insight into the current state of media literacy education in Australia across schools and some out-of-school contexts.


About the Presenter

Dr Amanda Levido is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child. She investigates how children use digital media technologies for learning across a range of contexts including educational settings and in homes. She has a background as a media teacher and is interested in the pedagogical approaches used by teachers and educators when implementing media literacy and media arts in school and early years settings. Additionally, Amanda has worked with educators and teachers to implement curriculum and digital programs into classrooms and early learning settings, with an emphasis on educator professional learning.