PROF Nicola Yelland

PROF Nicola Yelland


  • young children (new technologies)



  • Nicola Yelland is the Professor of Early Childhood Studies in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Her teaching and research interests have been related to the use of new technologies in school and community contexts. She has also worked in East Asia and examined the culture and curriculum of early childhood settings. Nicola’s work engages with educational issues with regard to varying social, economic and political conditions and thus requires multidisciplinary perspectives. Recent publications include; Reimagining play with new technologies. In L. Arnott (Ed.) Digital technologies and learning in the early years. (London, UK: SAGE) and Yelland, N.J. & Leung, W.M. Policy into practice in Hong Kong pre-primary kindergartens: the impact of a reform agenda viewing early childhood as the foundation for lifelong learning. International Journal of Early Years. She is the editor of a new edited collection with Dana Franz-Bentley; Found in translation: Connecting reconceptualist thinking with contemporary early childhood practices. (New York: Routledge). Nicola is the founding co-editor of two journals Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood and Global Studies of Childhood and the Series Editor of Changing Images of Early Childhood with Routledge (New York).   


Additional Grant Information

  • Professor Yelland is currently the Chief CI on an ARC Discovery Project entitled Global Childhoods:Lifeworlds and educational success in Australia and Asia.   


Education and training

  • PhD, The University of Queensland 1992