Learning Dynamics and Intervention Research
Leppänen Paavo (University of Jyväskylä, UJ); Aro Mikko (UJ) and Korja Riikka (University of Turku)
Learning problems (LPs) do not develop in isolation, but as a result of various interrelated factors. These factors play a crucial role in why some individuals manage and some do not with the increasing demands of a rapidly changing society. LPs have prevalence rates of approximately 10–20 per cent, and they have a huge impact on an individual’s quality of life. They also place a great economic burden on education, health and social care.
The Centre of Excellence in Learning Dynamics and Intervention Research includes experts from diverse fields of research, applying an integrative multilevel person-oriented approach to create knowledge of neurobiological, cognitive, socio-emotional, motivational and environmental underpinnings of LPs. The results of the research will translate into a more comprehensive understanding of protective and risk factors for learning and wellbeing, and more efficient means of support in various contexts of learning.