The aim of the Centre for Children’s Learning in a Social World is to study the ways in which children’s social contexts support, guide, and enhance development and learning. We examine:
1. How broad societal influences drive children’s learning attitudes and approaches
2. Children’s relationships with parents, teachers, and peers and how these relationships contribute to different developmental outcomes
3. The nature and implications of the specific interactions children have with others including the cognitive, social, and emotional processes that underpin each interaction and identify the interactional techniques that best support learning and development.
School Choices Study
We have recently completed the first stage of data collection, with over 550 participants engaging with our parental survey. The focus of this study is to know more about the worries parents have when deciding to send their child to school. The aim is to better understand this process to assist parents in the future.