Professor Jackie Marsh, BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd, PhD, FRSA
Professor of Education
Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 8166
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Jackie is interested in young children’s digital literacy practices in homes, communities and early years settings. She has conducted research projects that have explored children´s access to new technologies and their emergent digital literacy skills, knowledge and understanding. She has examined the way in which parents/carers and other family members support this engagement with media and technologies. Jackie also has conducted a number of research projects that have explored how creative and innovative teachers have responded to the challenges of the new media age. She has evaluated a number of national projects that have aimed to develop teachers' expertise in the teaching and learning of digital and media literacy. In her more recent research, Jackie has explored changes in children’s play due to developments in media, technology and commercial cultures.
Jackie supervises EdD and PhD students in the fields of early childhood education and new literacies. She contributes to various programmes in the School of Education. Jackie enjoys draws on her research in teaching sessions, enabling students to reflect on ‘real-world’ examples, which generally reflect the complexity and richness of contemporary childhoods.
- Chair of COST Action IS1410, ‘The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children’ (DigiLitEY).
- Faculty of Social Sciences Director of Learning and Teaching, 2013-
- Co-editor, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy
- Chair, UKLA/Wiley Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award Committee 2011-
- Member of ESRC Peer Review College
Marsh, J. Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J.C. and Scott, F. (2016) Digital Play: A New Classification. Early Years: An International Journal. Published online ahead of print, 23rd May 2016.
Sefton-Green, J., Marsh, J., Erstad, O. and Flewitt, R. (2016) Establishing Research Agenda for the Digital Literacy Practices of Young Children: A White Paper for COST Action IS1410
Marsh, J. (2015) 'Unboxing' Videos: Co-construction of the child as cyberflâneur. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. Published online ahead of print, 25th June 2015. DOI:10.1080/01596306.2015.1041457
Marsh, J., Hannon, P., Lewis, M. and Ritchie, L. (2015) Young children’s initiation into family literacy practices in the digital age. Journal of Early Childhood Research. Published online before print, June 18, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1476718X15582095
Marsh, J., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J.C., Lahmar, J., Scott, F., Davenport, A., Davis, S., French, K., Piras, M., Thornhill, S., Robinson, P. and Winter, P. (2015). Exploring play and creativity in pre-schoolers’ use of apps: Final project report. Retrieved from: www.techandplay.org.
MARSH, J. (2014) From the wild frontier of Davy Crockett to the wintery fiords of Frozen: changes in media consumption, play and literacy from the 1950s to the 2010s. International Journal of Play. Vol. 3 (3) pp267-279.
Marsh, J. and Bishop, J.C. (2014) We're playing Jeremy Kyle'! Television talk shows in the playground. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. Vol. 35 (1) pp 16-30.
Marsh, J. and Bishop, J.C. (2014) Changing Play: Play, Media and Commercial Culture from the 1950s to the Present Day. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Burke, A. and Marsh, J. (eds) (2013) Children's Virtual Play Worlds: Culture, Learning and Participation. New York: Peter Lang.
Willett R, Richards C, Marsh J, Burn A and Bishop, J. (2013) Children, media and playground cultures: Ethnographic studies of school playtimes. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Larson, J. and Marsh, J. (2013) Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy (2nd ed). London: Sage.
Recent Funded Projects
- COST Action IS1410, ‘The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children’ (DigiLitEY), funded by COST, EU Commission, Horizon 2020, 2015 – 2019
- Exploring Young Children’s Play and Creativity Using Apps, funded by ESRC, 2015 -
- Childhoods and Play: An Archive. Funded by the British Academy, 2012-2017
- Digital Futures in Teacher Education, Funded by JISC (with SHU), 2011 - 2012
- A study of the relationship between media, commercial markets and children's play in the UK between 1950 and 2011. Funded by the British Academy, 2011 - 2012
- Children's playground games and rhymes in a new media age. Funded by AHRC Beyond Texts Programme (with Burn, Mitchell Robinson and Willett), 2009-2011
Asma Alahmed: Student teachers in Saudi Arabia using blogs
Sarah Alsabbagh: Evaluation of the use of technology in the new primary curriculum in Kuwait
Heather MacDonald: Risks and opportunities in using technology in the early years: Student teachers’ views
Ken Newlan: A case study of art education in a Further Education College
Philomena Osseo-Asare: Young children’s literacy learning in Ghana
Fiona Scott: Young children’s engagement with television across media platforms
Sumayah Zafar: Use of mobile technologies to support early literacy learning in Saudi Arabian kindergartens.