Over the last couple of months I have been in touch with a number of researchers in the UK, whose research focuses on children’s and adolescents’ learning and development. I am very pleased that many of these researchers will be providing guest posts within this blog to share their research; these will be uploaded throughout 2015. At present, some of the guest bloggers and titles of posts include:Working memory in the classroom. Dr Helen St.Clair-Thompson, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle
How much carrot and how much stick: What messages do teachers use prior to high-stakes exams and does it have any influence on their students? Professor Dave Putwain, Professor, School of Education, Edge Hill University.
How to develop children’s emotion understanding. Dr Ana Aznar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Dr Harriet Tenenbaum, Reader, School of Psychology, University of Surrey.
Using computerised assessments in schools: Advantages and disadvantages. Dr Jo Horne, Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Hull.
Network Autism – Autism and Technology. Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson, Chancellor’s Fellow, The Patrick Wild Centre, University of Edinburgh.
Can a smart phone game really make kids more active at school? Professor Judy Robertson, Chair in Digital Learning, School of Education, University of Edinburgh
We hope that contributions from these areas will allow those working within primary and secondary education settings to gain greater insight into current research, from those academics directly conducting research in the field. By sharing research through this outlet, we also hope primary and secondary school teachers will feel more confident about using research to inform their practices.
These posts will be shared throughout the year, with more guest bloggers still to come …..