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