• Ruth MacDonald
  • PhD student
  • QUT

Ruth MacDonald’s PhD explores how educators who work with infants conceptualise the important work of educating and caring for our youngest citizens. Her research investigates how early childhood educators balance the sometimes contradictory institutional, socio-cultural, and policy expectations of their work in a changing educational landscape. Ruth hopes her study will contribute to institutional and social understandings of the importance of early childhood work, particularly the pedagogical significance of care.

Earliest digital memory
My year one classroom had a single desktop with an assigned roster. I’d wait impatiently all week for ten minutes of Ecco the Dolphin gameplay.