A series of three seminars sponsored by the British Psychological Society will explore the extent to which socio-cultural theories of learning, in particular theories of instructional scaffolding, can be applied to parent-child tutoring interactions with specific reference to parents’ support for children’s homework.

The seminars will be hosted at Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Sussex between May 2014 and July 2015. Our next and final seminar is taking place in Canterbury on Friday 10th July 2015.

The programme is organised by Dr Amanda Carr, Dr Nicola Yuill and Dr Alison Pike. Invited speakers include Professor David Wood, who led the first seminar in Canterbury (May 2014), Professor Robin Banerjee and Marcelo Staricoff , who will lead the second seminar in Brighton (January 2015), and Professor Claire Hughes who will lead the final seminar again in Canterbury (June 2015).

All seminars are free to attend but places will be limited so please register early. We particularly encourage and welcome PhD students to attend and will be able to offer a small number of bursaries to contribute to travel expenses.

Click here for further details and registration for the final seminar.