- Children and young people’s digital literacy practices across early years, school, higher education and work place settings.
- The integration of digital technologies in curriculum, schools and higher education
- Digital inclusion/exclusion and transformative pedagogies
- The role of self-regulated learning in online and blended learning contexts
My research draws on sociological theory to critically engage with issues associated with digital technologies in education and society. My doctoral research employed Bourdieu’s theory of practice to explore inequalities in school students’ digital literacy practices.
My current research examines young people’s technology practices as they transition into their post-school futures. This work draws on the theory of practice to understand how young people’s technology practices are structured and how these technology practices enable and/or constrain the experiences of transition into further study, work and other everyday life contexts. My other research interests include a critical analysis of popular digital discourses in education and the impact of platforms and data on schools, paying attention to the ways that teachers, students and parents engage with platforms and navigate the associated data.
The central goal of my research is to connect evidence with teaching practice, policy and curriculum to promote digital inclusion, so that all young people can participate in digital society.