• Sarsha Mennell
  • Research Assistants
  • Curtin University

In 2023 I joined the Educated Curtin Node’s core projects: Young Children’s Creativity and Digital Scitech as a practitioner research assistant. 2022 I received a bursary from OMEP Australia (World Organisation for Early Childhood Education) for excellence in academic achievement and commitment to young children. 2022 – Volunteered at Curtin University Creative Cove , play and stay project. Twenty years prior experience as an education assistant working with young children in schools.

My role is to provide research assistance to Chief Investigator Prof Karen Murcia and participate in developing tools to support data collection and research activities. As a practitioner research assistant, I attend and facilitate digital play experiences with children, assist with teaching resource development and plan and facilitate children’s digital learning experiences.

First digital memory

I remember going into the new technology classroom at school, and there were desks with large bulky square computers and keyboards sittings on rows of desks. Now I have a laptop that travels everywhere, and I use my computer to entertain, learn, play, create, communicate and research.