It is funded by the Strategic Research Council and it conducts longitudinal, experimental and intervention research to support individual, social, and institutional renewal that responds to the societal challenges arising from digitalization. Work Package 1 (Team Leader: Kimmo Alho) of Growing Mind aims at elucidating positive and negative effects of socio-digital participation and determining safe and creative practices of socio-digital participation. Longitudinal questionnaire data on personal and social learning, engagement, well-being and socio-digital participation will be collected from children and adolescents (N = 2000–3000) with a special interest on transitions from lower to upper primary school and from primary to secondary school. Brain imaging (fMRI) data will be collected from targeted subgroups during distracted and undistracted performance in mathematical and linguistic tasks.
This research is supported by the Strategic Research Council (grants #312529 2018-2020 and #336071 2021-2023, ”Growing Mind: Educational transformations for facilitating sustainable personal, social, and institutional renewal in the digital age, Work Package 1”).