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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Antje von Suchodoletz (email@example.com) if you want to learn more about the results.