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Dr Elena Hoicka

Dr Elena Hoicka

Dr Elena Hoicka
BSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Psychology in Education

Office Room 3.24
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4106

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Research Interests:

My core research area is cognitive development, focusing on creative play in early development, including humour, pretending, and creativity more broadly. This research topic has strong links to education as two of the three characteristics of effective teaching and learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage are (1) playing and exploring, and (2) creating and thinking critically (Department for Education, 2017). While this research area is central to education, there is surprisingly little experimental, quantitative research on creativity in early development. One way in which my research fills this gap is by using experimental, quantitative methods to discover ...

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