Current activities

In addition to our ESRC IAA funded project: Improving children’s reading: research informing practice, we are also involved in other projects, all related to understanding and supporting children’s language and literacy skills. Details are provided below:

Knowledge Exchange Placement

In January – March 2017, Dr McGeown will be undertaking a knowledge exchange placement at the Scottish Book Trust and Book Trust to share her research into children’s reading development and learn more about the work of these fantastic organisations.

Save the Children and the Hackney Learning Trust

Hackney Learning Trust has joined with Save the Children to develop an app to help overcome early barriers to educational progress arising from limited or delayed vocabulary for children aged between three and five years. Sarah McGeown, Sue Fletcher-Watson and Lydia Plowman have been commissioned by Save the Children to evaluate this app. The evaluation will take place in nurseries, children’s centres, schools and family homes in different areas of the UK and will be completed by February 2017.

save-the-childrenhackney-learning-trust projects

Further details of current activities are available within the Developmental Psychology in Education website: DPiE