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Dr Lena Green

Honorary Associate Research Fellow and Evaluator for Thinking Schools @Exeter



I am currently Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.  I was previously involved in the training of educational psychologists and counsellors at both the University of Capetown and UWC.   I have had a longstanding interest in cognitive education and am a member and past President of the South African branch of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology.  I have published extensively on various aspects of cognitive and inclusive education and produced a series of stories and curriculum materials for teaching thinking to South African children.  

Key research areas include: Cognitive development and enhancement with particular reference to the role of teachers in this process; The role of schools & teachers in moral development & citizenship education; Inclusive education policy & practices in South Africa; Narrative and other qualitative research methodologies; The interaction of the personal and the professional in the lives of South African teachers. 


1998, PhD, University of Exeter



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