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Dr. Wu Dandan obtained her Ph.D. degree in early childhood education (ECE) at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Before being a researcher, Dandan was a registered class teacher in Hong Kong kindergartens, a textbook editor for ECE teaching materials and an ECE teacher trainer. Her research interests cover developmental cognitive neuroscience, early language acquisition and early multilingualism, early development of spatial language and cognition, formal and informal learning in early STEM. She is an editorial board member and reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals in the field, including Frontiers in PsychologyChildren and Youth Services Review, Early Education and Development, International Journal of Early Years Education, etc. Her recent studies focus on the neuroimaging exploration of the impact of early learning experience/living environment on children’s brain development using fNIRS technology.

Research interests

Developmental cognitive neuroscience 

Early language acquisition and early multilingualism 

Early development of spatial language and cognition 

Formal and informal learning in early STEM 

Teacher-child interactions in constructive play

Teaching Interests

Development of Early Childhood Education

Honours Project

Child Development

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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