Learning and Development

Learning and Development Thematic Research Group


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This research theme is concerned with the social and cognitive development in children and adolescents, with a particular focus on learning and development in a social context. Research being conducted in this area includes:

  • Learning at home: Covering areas including parental scaffolding, mental state talk, and home literacy.
  • Learning at school: Exploring achievement motivation, learning from others, children’s developing reading abilities, and special education needs.
  • Young people and technology: Examining the use of touchscreens with toddlers, and the adoption and use of educational technology with children.
  • Social Behaviour and Understanding: Examining prosocial behaviour (including helping, sharing, and peer interaction between children) and social understanding (including attentional and metacognitive processes) in typical development and autism.

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