Hi, I’m Kate

Associate Professor Kate Highfield is an educator and researcher – exploring young children’s engagement with technology, play and learning. Kate works at the University of Canberra and she is particularly interested in how healthy technology use can enhance learning. Kate’s PhD examined affordances of robotics in learning and metacognition, with more recent work examining technology and media use. Kate has explored research and evaluations in many forms and is currently presenting on effective professional learning; child-led and play-based pedagogies; finding the T in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and reminding us of the A in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

Kate also works to bridge the gap between research and practice. Some examples of her research translation can be found on The Conversation, in the media or via news and radio work. Please contact Kate for further examples of this work if needed.

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