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Dr Rebecca Hibbin

Research overview

My research interests span a diverse and multi-disciplinary academic base including literacy, speaking and listening skills, socio-emotional functioning and wellbeing, and arts education, specifically in relation to collaborative learning and oral storytelling. I have recently been involved in a comparative research project with Dr Jo Warin at Lancaster University, examining the use and effectiveness of nurture groups in primary education for children with socio-emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. I am hoping to extend my PhD findings in relation to the association between expressive language difficulties and behavioural problems that were observed in some children, through post-doctoral research that examines the impact of language intervention on the behaviour and spoken ability of young people at risk of exclusion in school. My theoretical perspective is broadly informed by Critical Theory, Socio-cultural Theories of Learning, and Social Constructivism.

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