It is widely recognised that a child’s emotional health and well-being influences their cognitive development and learning. My research interests centre on how an approach to social learning through digital making activities can impact emotional well-being of children, as an outcome of a formal curriculum environment, rather than health and well-being seen as prerequisites to learning.
Creative activity programmes for adults have long since been evident within the context of mental health and there is increasing recognition that the arts have an important role to play in improving the health and well‐being of individuals. However this is less so for research based on programmes with maker activities, engaging young people in education, and that’s a space I’m keen to fill.
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