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Education/Academic qualification

2012Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), UCL
Conceptual Progression in the domain of Naive Biology
Master of Science (with Distinction), University of London, Birkbeck
Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseDevelopmental Psychology, Quantitative statistics, Science Learning, Conceptual Development, Executive Functioning

My research in a nutshell

Zayba is a Research Associate on the Move2Learn project at the Centre for Digital Education.
I completed my PhD in Developmental Psychology at University College London. My main research interests include cognitive development of young children’s scientific understanding, the role of executive functions and other domain-general capabilities on conceptual progression, naïve theories of learning, and how developing language can influence scientific understanding.
Currently, I am working on an internationally collaborative project on science learning project, called Move2Learn. I am investigating the role of embodied cognition and immersive technologies on science learning within museum contexts.

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