Published on 06 Mar 2024

Visiting Scholar Ms Monika Kamola shares more on Enhancing ECTE Digital Competence for Coding Toy Play

On 22 January 2024, the Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD) hosted Visiting Scholar Ms Monika Kamola, PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Arts and Education in the Department of Early Childhood Education at the University of Stavanger, Norway, where she held a virtual research talk on Enhancing ECTE Digital Competence for Coding Toy Play. During the webinar, she shared her work on “Increasing Professional Digital Competence in Early Childhood Teacher Education with Focus on Enriching and Supporting Children’s Play with Coding Toys (DiCoTe)” and how it aims to increase Norwegian Early Childhood Teacher Education (ECTE) teachers’ and ECTE students’ professional digital competence by developing resources for ECTE and implementing these resources in Norwegian ECTE.

Ms Monika also shared high-quality strategies for supporting children’s problem-solving skills during play with coding toys and her findings on ECEC teachers' perspectives on their pedagogical use of coding toys. She presented her plans about conducting a cross-national comparison of the frameworks for ECEC in Norway and Singapore, with a focus on exploring digital practices and use of information and communication technology.