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Research Themes


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Research activity in the Laidlaw Centre covers a broad range of topics with the over-arching theme of how research and knowledge move into practice—or in some cases, how research knowledge develops in practice through action and/or design research. Our faculty and student researchers are currently engaged in the following themes of inquiry: 


Educational Practices
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Special Education
  • Knowledge Building through Technology
  • Innovation in Teacher Education (including Japanese Lesson Study)
Family and Community Systems
  • Full Day Early Learning
  • Parent Involvement and Child Care
  • Integrated Services for Families
  • Community Programing and Prevention across the Life Span
Learning Processes and Cognition
  • Language, Narrative, and Social Understanding
  • Honesty and Lying
  • Developing Vocabulary
  • Theory of Mind






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