Roundtable with Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen

Dr. Kumpulainen’s PowerPoint slides from the event can be found here: Kumpulainen (2019) Children’s digital literacy practices


The DLC roundtable session with Dr. Kristiina Kumpulainen took place on November 13th between 12-1 pm.

For this event, we invited the attendees to read her recent publication for the discussion.

Kumpulainen, P. K., & Gillen, J. (2019). Young children’s digital literacy practices in homes: Past, present and future research directions. In R. Flewitt, O. Erstad, B. Kuemmerling-Melbauer and I. Pereira (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood. London: Routledge.

Kristiina Kumpulainen, PhD, is Professor of Education at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Scientific Director of the Playful Learning Center of the University of Helsinki. She also co-leads the Learning, Culture and Interventions (LECI) research community. Her research centres on socioculturally informed investigations into social interaction in human learning and education, agency and identity, and children’s digital literacy practices, creativity and literacy learning in homes, communities and educational institutions. Her ongoing research projects include Learning by making: The educational potential of school-based makerspaces for young learners’ digital competencies (iMake) funded by the Academy of Finland (2017-20), the Joy of learning multiliteracies funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture (2016-20) and Digital mdiation of children’s interactions with the more than human world funded by Australian Research Council (2019-2023). She also chairs the Nordic Research Network on Digitalising Childhoods funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.