About the Author
John Siraj-Blatchford is a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and an Associate Director of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Research programme. He has extensive experience in teaching, and in researching science and technology education. He is the author of numerous academic papers and articles, and several books. His current research includes a European evaluation of the IBM KidSmart early childhood initiative, and the study of the CT training needs of early years practitioners in five countries. David Whitebread is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Developmental Psychology and Early Years Education at the University of Cambridge. Prior to this he taught in primary schools for 14 years. He is currently involved in research projects concerned with Nurture Groups, effective pedagogy in the Early Years and the development of children's independent learning at the Foundation Stage.