Research programmesof the lectorate
Happy Friends, Positive Minds
The first research programme, Happy Friends, Positive Minds, focuses on more fundamental experimental research into the prevention of co-rumination within friendships between girls in late childhood and early adolescence. This study is funded by the Nationaal Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek, SIA KIEM, the NWO Promotion Scholarship for Teachers and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Socio-emotional development of young children
Within the second research programme, Socio-emotional development of young children, applied experimental research is being used to develop a coaching method for teachers, which consists of a combination of various innovative Image Coaching variants. With this coaching, teachers can be better trained in the future to preventively strengthen the socio-emotional competences of young children with externalising behavioural problems within their regular classroom management. This study is financed by the Nationaal Regieorgaan Onderwijsonderzoek and the NWO Promotion Scholarship for Teachers.
Within the third research programme, A.L.I.B.I., with the help of a combination of fundamental and applied experimental research, is used to develop the serious game A.L.I.B.I. and a related implementation programme for schools. A.L.I.B.I. is intended for children who have a history of negative social experiences in primary school, and who are at great risk of not being able to develop positive social relationships again in secondary school. By working with A.L.I.B.I. in group 8, children develop their social mindfulness skills and build up self-confidence. This study is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Lecturers and PhD students from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences work on the first two research programmes.
"20 percent of Rotterdam youth between 0 and 23 need extra attention and care."professor in Public Care and Prevention for Youth