Marilyn Fleer

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In this paper, Adams identifies factors which influence the effectiveness of education provided for Indigenous students, focussing on child poverty (including loss of cultural identity and self-value); the degree of educational disadvantage Indigenous students are likely to experience because of such poverty, as well as the covert discrimination and racism(More)
The last session at this year's conference is an interactive panel discussion facilitated by Prof. Mitch Resnick from MIT Media Lab. The closing panel consists of leading university and industry researchers with strong opinions about digital technology and its relation to children and childhood. The topic for this session is the general question for this(More)
Although a great deal has been written about children's play, less attention has been directed to the relations between play and learning in digital environment (e.g. Falloon, 2013; Kennewell and Morgan, 2006). What we do know is that much of the research into play and learning in the early years has been conceptualized from a maturational point of view(More)
Children participate in different institutional collectives in their everyday life. Home, school, and kindergarten are the institutional contexts that most children share. Although there are variations between home practices and school practices, they collectively share a common core framed by societal conditions. In drawing upon Vygotsky's (1998) theory of(More)
Acknowledgements This project was funded through the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). Professors Marilyn Fleer and Bridie Raban, as co-directors, led the project with strong support from consortium members and from Jenni Connor who developed the text for the literacy cards. 1 Early childhood literacy(More)
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