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Mind wandering poses a serious threat to children’s learning. Failing to attend to instruction because of task-unrelated thoughts may impede children's chances of acquiring crucial skills or knowledge. The link between mind wandering and learning has been studied extensively in adult student populations. Yet, despite its clear educational significance, there is a striking evidence gap on the impact of mind wandering on learning in children. Our research addresses this important research gap by conducting an examination of 5-8 year-olds’ meta-awareness of mind wandering and their understanding of how mind wandering can impact on learning. Outcomes of this work will provide a springboard for the development of new interventions geared toward detecting and refocusing lapses of attention in educational settings.
Effective start/end date26/09/2022 → …


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