FILU – Sensitive interactional behaviour and arrangement of learning environments in family homes
The project FILU addresses sensitive interactional behaviour and the arrangement of learning environments for children at home.
In early childhood, socio-emotional and cognitive development is higly influenced by the quality of home learning environments and by the quality of parent-child interactions. Therefore, there is a huge potential in parent training but a lack of empirical evidence. Our study takes this aspect into account and addresses sensitive interactional behavior and the arrangement of learning environments for children (aged 18 to 36 months) at home. To support parents in these areas, a training programme for parents covering cognitive stimulation (scaffolding) and emotional sensitivity is developed and evaluated. The effects are investigated on parent and child level. Questionnaires as well as standardized observation (video recording) and evaluation of interaction tasks will be administered at two measurement points. Furthermore, the development of the child regarding cognitive and socio-emotional aspects will be assessed.
The following questions will be addressed within this study:
- Can parent training improve parental scaffolding and thus promote the parental ability to create cognitively stimulating learning environments?
- Can parent training promote sensitive parent-child interaction in learning situations?
- How are cognitive stimulation and sensitive interaction regarding children's emotional regulation related to each other?
Our results will contribute to the encouragement of children’s development through adaptive learning situations at home.
Website: IDeA Center
- Manfred Cierpka
- Andreas Eickhorst
10/2011 - 6/2014
|Department:||Department of Educational Quality and Evaluation|