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Department of Psychology

A wide-ranging project to investigate how neuroscience might improve teaching and learning in schools has been announced. 

The multimillion pound investigation, which is jointly funded by the Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), comprises six studies, one of which is the GraphoGame Rime project, led by Professor Usha Goswami, who is Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, and Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience in the Department.

The GraphoGame Rime project will test how the GraphoGame Rime computer game can affect how children learn to read. The GraphoGame Rime game was created with the aim of helping children learn to read by developing their phonological awareness through rhyme analogy. 

Professor Goswami is supported by Co-Applicants Dr Vicky Leong (Lucy Cavendish College), Mary Anne Wolpert (Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Education), Helen Phelan (Principal Educational Psychologist, Cambridgeshire Community Educational Psychology Service).

To learn more about the GraphoGame Rime project, visit the project page on the EEF website. The announcement of the six-study investigation can be found on the Wellcome Trust website.