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Christine Howe

Faculty of Education,
University of Cambridge
184 Hills Road
Cambridge CB2 8PQ, UK
01223 767724

Christine is a developmental psychologist, whose research lies at the interface between Psychology and Education. Her main interests are children's conceptual knowledge, particularly in the domains of science and mathematics, and children's developing communicative competence. For the past 20 years, she has also been bringing the two interests together, via research on 'interactive learning' in peer group, tutor-led and computer-mediated settings.

In 1999, Christine began a longitudinal study concerned with young people's experiences of racism, and followed this with a project on bullying in multi-ethnic schools. Christine edits the journals Social Development and Cambridge Journal of Education, and she sits on the Editorial Boards of five other journals. In 2006, she was elected Chair of the British Psychological Society's Developmental Section, and became a member of the ESRC's Training and Development Board in 2004.

Research topics :
  • Conceptual development in children
  • Knowledge acquisition in science and mathematics
  • Children's communicative skills
  • Group work in schools
  • Computer-mediated learning
  • Experiences of racism during adolescence and early adulthood

Children's social development, peer interaction & classroom learning

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