Participant

Participant Info

First Name*
Mara
Middle Initials
Last Name*
Westling Allodi
Role in the Network*
WG Vice--leader, WG-member, Management Committee Member, Core Group Member
Picture*
Scientific Area
Special Education
Year of PhD Award
2002
Name of organisation*
Stockholm University
Area of Work*
Research in special education and inclusive education. The educational environments can be developed in order to promote the opportunity to play for children with disability. Teacher training and professional development in particular on the social climate of learning environments, socio-emotional aspects of learning, motivation and creativity.
Expertise Contributions*
My principal focus is on the development of a theoretical framework on learning environments integrating several theoretical approaches about educational environments. The theoretical model gives a base to conduct assessment of the quality of educational environments and on planning interventions that can be made in order to develop the socio-emotional quality of the educational environments. Play is an important activity for children, for their well-being, autonomy, and development in many areas, as the relationship with others.