Rocío García Carrión and Lourdes Villardón Gallego, researchers at eDucaR (University of Deusto), are guest editors of the special issue “Impact of the Interactive Learning Environments on Children and Youth Socialization” to be published in the international and open access journal Social Science (ISSN 2076-0760).
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The aim of this Special Issue is to advance social scientific understanding of interactive contexts and socialization processes oriented to improve quality of life for children and youths. Positive socialization among children and youths in families, schools, communities, and other social contexts has long-lasting effects throughout their lifespan. Social interactions are the basis of child and youth development. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms and effects of social interactions on the process of socialization becomes a critical issue to advance knowledge for improving quality of life. Interactive learning environments promote positive social interactions that enhance positive psychological functioning, social development, and access to social support.
This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts from different disciplines such as education, psychology, and sociology, among others. Theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions using different methodologies, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods are all welcome. The studies reported in the manuscripts can be exploratory, cross-sectional, longitudinal, or interventional conducted in diverse contexts that are relevant for the socialization of children and youths, for example, family, school, and community, work, social networks, and so on.
This special issue is open for submission until 31 August 2020. More information at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/socsci/special_issues/interactive_learning