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Miss Amy  Peters BSc

Postgraduate researcher

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Amy Peters is an Integrated PhD student at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, funded by the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP).

Prior to starting her PhD she studied BSc Education and Psychology at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2019. Amy returned to Southampton the same year to begin her Integrated PhD focusing on the cognitive processes in writing-to-learn.

Research interests

Project title: Cognitive processes in writing-to-learn

Writing is an important skill during all levels of education and beyond, playing a crucial role in effective communication but also as a tool for learning. This project is designed to test the claims of the dual-process model of writing (Galbraith & Baaijen, 2018) about the cognitive processes involved in discovery through writing, and how these processes are related to writing quality.

The project investigates the effects of different kinds of planning and writing strategies on learning from source texts and explores how these are moderated by individual differences in working memory capacity. The project involves the use of keystroke logging and analysis will involve multilevel structural equation modelling. The findings of this project will have important implications for the teaching of writing.

Amy's research supervisor's are David Galbraith and James Hall


Research group

Mathematics, Science and Health Education Research Centre

Miss Amy Peters
Southampton Education School University of Southampton Building 32 Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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