A collection of research articles on various aspects of children's cognitive skills.

We would like to draw your attention to two interesting aspects on learning:

“In 1665, when Cambridge University closed due to the plague, Isaac Newton used his time away to pursue self directed learning and ended up inventing calculus. Pundits and hand- wringers love to claim that unversities are the only path to a successful life. In truth an inquisitive mind, rigorously applied to a deep rooted problem, can change the world as readily as the plushest academic lab.”

Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley investor, founder of “20 Under 20” programme. Quoted from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Silicone Notebook (FT magazine 30th June/July 1st)


Learning without limits (project and publication)

Rejects ability-based approaches and endorses the transformability based pedagogy.

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Discovering Emotion in Classroom Motivation Research

This article discusses the serendipitous findings that illustrated the importance of students’ and teachers’ emotions during instructional interactions. Through revisiting former assumptions and findings, this article concludes that emotion is an essential part of studying motivation in classroom interactions. Emotions are intertwined in teachers’ instructional responses and students’ beliefs and actions, constituting an integral part of the interpersonal processes that create classroom contexts. This article calls for new theoretical syntheses and research programs that integrate emotion, motivation, and cognition as equal components in the social process of learning.


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