Special Issue "Impact of the Interactive Learning Environments on Children and Youth Socialization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: developmental psychology; social education; social work; teaching secondary education; competencies and values; professional identity; learning
Interests: dialogue and interaction; social and emotional development; inclusion; schools as learning communities
Positive socialization among children and youths in families, schools, communities, and other social contexts has long-lasting effects throughout their lifespan. Social interactions are the basis of child and youth development. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms and effects of social interactions on the process of socialization becomes a critical issue to advance knowledge for improving quality of life. Interactive learning environments promote positive social interactions that enhance positive psychological functioning, social development, and access to social support.
The aim of this Special Issue is to advance social scientific understanding of interactive contexts and socialization processes oriented to improve quality of life for children and youths. This Special Issue invites manuscripts that critically address this subject from different disciplines such as education, psychology, and sociology, among others. Theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions using different methodologies, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are all welcome. The studies reported in the manuscripts can be exploratory, cross-sectional, longitudinal, or interventional conducted in diverse contexts that are relevant for the socialization of children and youths, for example, family, school, and community, work, social networks, and so on.
Overall, our purpose is that the contributions included in this Special Issue will shed light on how social interactions may have an impact on enhancing a positive socialization for a better life.
Prof. Dr. Lourdes Villardon Gallego
Prof. Dr. Rocío García-Carrión
Manuscript Submission Information
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- socialization of children and youths
- interactive learning environments
- social interaction
- social development
- social interventions
- psychological wellbeing