Events

This cross-center “Thinking Aloud / Thinking Allowed” workshop is conceived as an informal space to meet new colleagues, share research ideas, discuss raw empirical data, brainstorm on future research projects and present “unfinished” work in the broader field of education, childhood and youth studies. A few colleagues will be giving 10′ presentations of a research…
The ICY Reading Group “Current Debates on Inclusion, Childhood, and Youth” is meeting regularly over lunchtime in the next few months.  These are informal “bring your own lunch” sessions. ​ Please let us know if you would like to attend through our contact details above so that we can monitor numbers and send you further…

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The School of Education at the University of Leeds is pleased to announce the Research Students’ Education Conference 2018 (RSEC) on the topic of innovation.
Dr Danielle Colenbrander (University of Bristol) Abstract In this study, the effectiveness of a morphological instruction method called Structured Word Inquiry (Bowers & Kirby, 2010) was compared to a comparison training programme in which children were taught word meanings and reading comprehension strategies (Motivated Reading). Two-hundred and seventy children in Years 3 and 5 took…
Dr Sarah Greenhow and Dr Julie Shaw (both Liverpool John Moores University) Abstract It has long been acknowledged that outcomes for looked-after children compare unfavourably with children in the general population in the UK. More particularly, children in care are at risk of both criminalisation and victimisation resulting in a consequent diminution of their life chances….
Key findings and reflections from previous studies and potential directions for future research Dr Paula Clarke (University of Leeds) Abstract The importance of oral language skills for successful reading comprehension is well known and there is evidence from longitudinal and intervention research to support this link. What is less well understood is how best to…
Dr Pamela Graham (Northumbria University) Abstract The issue of poor nutrition and inactivity amongst children during the school holidays has received increased attention in recent years. This has prompted a rapid rollout of holiday clubs in many school and community venues throughout the UK, which aim to provide children and families with meals and activities…
Dr Judith Hebron (University of Leeds) Abstract High prevalence levels of mental health difficulties are increasingly being recognised among young people with autism, with a number of studies highlighting anxiety and depression as particular concerns. In addition, research consistently finds that students with autism are more vulnerable to bullying (victimisation) than their peers. As being…
The Language Development & Cognition satellite is hosting a mini poster conference to give PhD students the opportunity to showcase their research. All welcome!  There will be tea/coffee and “home made” biscuits. Preliminary programme: How does prioritisation and probe frequency affect visual working memory in children? Amy Atkinson – School of Psychology (Supervisors: Richard Allen…
Programme 9:00 – 10:00 Language dominance based on a questionnaire for parents of bilingual children (PABIQ): child bilingualism in France Philippe Prévost and Laurie Tuller (University of Tours, France) 10:00 – 11:00 Quantifying bilingual experience: using the (U)BiLEC to estimate input quantity and quality Sharon Unsworth (University of Nijmegen, NL) 11:00 – 12:00 The Bilingual…
A one-day conference, hosted by the Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research About the Conference The Leeds Centre for Interdisciplinary Childhood and Youth Research is pleased to announce our inaugural conference which will gather together researchers from multiple disciplines who are all concerned with child and youth poverty. Child and youth poverty are…