Professor Mark Bailey: 'Take Chances. Make Mistakes. Get Messy.'
Mark Bailey, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor in the Pacific University College of Education and director of the Child Learning and Development Center, wants to encourage early childhood educators to embrace the use of technology.
In a series of clips posted on YouTube by the Chicago-based Erikson Institute Technology in Early Childhood Center (TEC), Bailey offers guidance on the ways educators and parents can help children learn and develop by using technological tools — tablets, computers and other devices. “Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy,” he tells early childhood educators who want to start using technology outside with young children.
Dr. Bailey also discusses ecological literacy and inquiry-based learning for early childhood educators.
The Erikson Institute provides graduate and continuing education, professional development, conducts research and advocates for childhood education. Pacific’s College of Education offers programs for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as continuing education and specialized speech-language pathology programs. Under Bailey’s direction, the Child Learning & Development Center conducts research and provides a learning laboratory for students in the College of Education.