The Children and Technology Lab, headed by Nicola Yuill, is part of the Developmental and Clinical Psychology Research Group at the University of Sussex.
We are interested in how technology can be used to understand and support children working and playing together, at school and at home, in typical and atypical development, with peers, with parents and with teachers.
An underlying theme of our work is the role of social interaction and collaboration in learning and development. How do interactions between peers support learning? How do parents scaffold children's learning at home? What role do teachers play in developing mastery and independence in children's approaches to learning? And how might technology be used creatively and innovatively to support these interactions?
Stefan Kreitmayer and Nicola Yuill appear at Brighton Science Festival Big Science Weekend, 2 and 3 March, inviting some collaborative creation with Live Sentence on iPads and twitter, with Julie Coultas and the Myths, Morphs and Memes collective.
ChatLab members research presentations on aspects of autism were warmly received at our January outreach research interest group (EPSRIG). Email ChatLab@sussex.ac.uk if you are an education professional and would like to be on the EPSRIG mailing list.