Cognition

You can't teach an old dog new tricks - how do children learn, and do they learn differently from adults? The approach "all children learn the same things at the same time" is outdated, but how do the learning processes differ between children and what do they need to learn optimally? For example, can children write better and faster when their working memory is trained and, if so, does this apply to all children?

We are interested in to what extent higher mental and cognitive processes, such as executive functions, interact with basal abilities and influence acquisition of writing and reading. What role does the motor and emotional development of the child play, and what is necessary to optimally support and challenge various children with diverse requirements?