Antje von Suchodoletz, together with Caterina Gawrilow from the University of Tuebingen, was awarded a research grant from the Foundation “Little Scientists’ House” (Germany) to investigate the effectiveness of a professional development intervention (called KiQ program) on teachers’ and preschool center directors’ interactions with children, parents and teachers (learn more about this new project under Research: Current Projects and Research Focus).
A manuscript was recently accepted for publication documenting a cross-contextual and cross-linguistic comparison of features of speech among German and US-American mothers with their 24-months old children and of children’s language production.
Antje von Suchodoletz (together with Pauline Slot, Catherine Gunzenhauser and Delshad Shroff) presented two papers entitled “Young Indian girls’ language skills in English and first-grade outcomes in a foreign language school context” and “Testing the stability of the unitary structure of executive function in young girls from India” at the joint conference of the developmental psychology and educational psychology sections of the German Psychological Society (paEpsy) in Leipzig.
A manuscript was recently accepted for publication that tested the effects of the deliberative mindset and implemental mindset on college students’ motivation to learn. The publication reflects a successful collaboration between researchers from NYUAD, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi campus, and Zeppelin University, Germany.
A manuscript was recently accepted for publication that explored a bidirectional model between various core components of executive functions and fluid intelligence over the preschool period in a sample of 150 children from Kosovo.
Antje von Suchodoletz gave a keynote entitled “Predictors and consequences of teachers’ stress” at the 2nd International Conference on Children’s Health, Rights, Well-Being and Education, held June 1-2, 2019, in Prishtina, Kosovo.
Antje von Suchodoletz gave a pre-conference workshop on “The potential role of biophysiogical measures in the study of child development and health” at the 2nd International Conference on Children’s Health, Rights, Well-Being and Education, held on May 31, 2019, in Prishtina, Kosovo.
A manuscript was recently accepted for publication that explored the perspectives of mothers from three communities (Muenster, Germany; Chennai, India; New York City, USA) regarding their role in play activities with their toddlers.
Antje von Suchodoletz (together with Rana Dajani, We Love Reading and Hashemite University, and Randa Mahasneh, Hashemite University) presented a paper entitled “Exploring a newly developed measure to assess children’s school interest in Jordan” at the Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society in San Francisco.
A manuscript was recently accepted for publication that examined teacher-child interactions in kindergarten classrooms in the United Arab Emirates.
Antje von Suchodoletz received the Global TIES for Children’s NYU Abu Dhabi Faculty 2019 Seed Award for the project entitled "Exploring the feasibility of physiological measures in the study of caregiver-child interactions in humanitarian and fragile settings", together with Dr. Rana Dajani, Founder, and Director of We Love Reading and Professor at Hashemite University Jordan. The project aims (1) to test physiological measures in the study of caregiver-child interactions in humanitarian and fragile settings, and (2) to investigate caregiver-child synchrony (or asynchrony) as physiological covariation.
Antje von Suchodoletz presented a paper entitled “Associations between effortful and automatic aspects of self-regulation in kindergarten children” at the Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Conference 2019 in Singapore. The paper received the Best Paper Award.
A manuscript was recently accepted for publication that investigated teachers’ stress in the context of lower-middle-income countries:
Shanzey Altaf joined the Teaching, Learning, and Development Lab as a research assistant. Welcome, Shanzey! Her focus will be in the Eyes@Home project, studying parenting and joint attention during mother-child interactions across different cultures.
Two manuscripts were recently accepted for publication:
Iryna Nadyukova and Heli Muhonen presented new results from our research projects at the NYUAD Research Conference. Iryna’s talk discussed associations between kindergarten teachers’ professional vision and their perceptions of students’ pre-academic and learning-related skills using data collected in Kosovo. The results suggest that teachers distributed their visual attention relatively equally but paid more attention to children whom they perceived to have lower pre-academic and learning-related skills. Heli presented a poster comparing the quality of educational dialogue in kindergartens classrooms in Finland and the United Arab Emirates. While dialogues of high-quality were found in both countries, the patterns varied across Finland and the United Arab Emirates. Teachers in Finland allowed more elaboration, sharing of different ideas, and acknowledged students’ initiatives. In the United Arab Emirates, dialogues were dominated by teachers’ question and students had fewer opportunities to contribute to the conversation.
First results from our study on mother-child interactions during toy play and book reading have been presented at the conference of the EARLI SIG 5: Learning and Development in Early Childhood in Berlin, Germany. Please contact Antje von Suchodoletz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to learn more about the results.
New results from our study on understanding high-quality teacher-child interactions in kindergarten classrooms in different countries have been presented at the conference of the EARLI SIG 5: Learning and Development in Early Childhood in Berlin, Germany. Please contact Heli Muhonen (email@example.com) and/or Antje von Suchodoletz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to learn more about the results.