Skip to content

Every year BERA awards the John Nisbet Fellowship to people who have made an outstanding contribution to educational research over their career. 

In this episode, Professor Dominic Wyse, BERA President interviews Professor Usha Goswami (University of Cambridge) one of the 2020 John Nisbet fellows.

“… every science base that you address shows how important it is to use child-centred play-based learning if you want to optimise children’s cognitive potential and also their emotional well being … “

Dominic and Usha discuss her research into children’s cognitive development. A particular focus of Usha’s research is on the relations between phonology and reading, with special reference to rhyme, rhythm and analogy in reading acquisition, and rhyme and rhythm processing in dyslexic and deaf children’s reading. 

GraphoGame Rime:

Goswami, U. (2019). Cognitive Development and Cognitive Neuroscience: The Learning Brain. Routledge.

In this Episode

Dominic Wyse, Professor

BERA President at UCL Institute of Education

Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE) and Founding Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 Years). Dominic is current President of...

Usha Goswami
Usha Goswami, Professor

University of Cambridge

Prior to moving to Cambridge in January 2003, Usha Goswami was Professor of Cognitive Developmental Psychology at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 1987, her topic...