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Childhood, parenthood, developmental environments, educational space


An interdisciplinary approach to the study of growing up in a modern society of parents and employees of educational organisations, specialists in working with children


A community of researchers and practitioners to disseminate scientific knowledge and develop a science-based approach to the education and upbringing of children

Our research


    Modern social ideas about their age and related transformations, and how society reflect certain ideas (media, popular culture, everyday perception)


    Mental health, life-quality, inequality, difficult situations in education (bullying, stress, burning-out, etc)


    Development of children’s and adolescents autonomy, parental licenses, and the urban context of children’ and teenagers’life

Expertise and consulting

Our  products

Model courses for parents

A bank of fully designed sets of tasks and lecture materials that are easy to adapt to the needs of the audience. Designed for parents of children of different ages: 0-3 years old, 3-7 years old, 7-10 years old, 11-14 years old, 15-18 years old.

School climate questionaire

Questionnaire to assess how comfortable and safe students feel in schools and other educational environments.

Guide for qualitative research of the human social environment

This Guide will help researchers to obtain data on how students' social relationships affect individual learning outcomes, extra-curricular behaviours and the image of the world.

Research projects

Mirror lab 'Autonomy and independence of children of preschool and primary school age'

The partners’ research together with the Siberian Federal University (Krasnoyarsk). The project aims to answer how the level of autonomy and independence gained at preschool age can be supported at primary school.

Development of children's and adolescents' autonomy in education

The main research question is the development of autonomy at school age. What beliefs about autonomy have parents, teachers and students. How adults in family and schools control and support the level of students’ autonomy. How mass-media affects social beliefs about the autonomy of school age children.

The project sponsored by Russian Science Foundation, grant № 22-18-00416

Educational space of modern children and adolescents

Availability and education, the educational landscape of modern children and adolescents. School-family relationships. New forms of education - online-schools, IT in schools. etc.

Parents beliefs and practices

Family relationships. How parents cope with psychological adolescent crises of their children. How to develop programs to improve parental competence, including developing children's independence and increasing learning motivation.

Well-being of children and adolescents: environmental resources and risks

The well-being of children and adolescents in education. including traditional schools, online-education, etc. Depression, bullying, cyber-bullying, difficult behaviour. How to assess the risks and resources of the environment, how to improve its quality

Longitudinal study of school failure factors

A unique longitudinal interdisciplinary study  of school failure. The aim of the study to monitore different aspects of children's academic success and school well-being from primary school age to the end of school.

Applied research

Destructive content on the Internet: international experience in how to protect children and teenagers

Review of international educational and legislative practices to identify and counteract online content associated with violence and self-destructive behaviour, and create a list of measures to prevent its creation and distribution among schoolchildren.

Social and emotional development at school: domestic and foreign practises

Analysis of domestic and foreign programmes for social and emotional development, the effective measures on the prevention of antisocial, deviant and self-destructive behaviour, and on the development and support of humanistic values at school to create a catalogue of best practices.

Development of learning autonomy at school

How to design learning tasks to increase engagement type, motivate students to do their homework and to reduce the level of cheating

We teach


Katerina N. Polivanova

Academic Supervisor, Tenured Professor

Alexandra A. Bochaver

The Head of the Centre

Anastasiya Nisskaya


Oxana Mikhaylova

Junior researcher

Alexandra Strukova

PhD student, research assistant

Victoria Yerofeyeva

PhD student, research assistant

Ekaterina Tsyganova

PhD student, research assistant

Polina Alekseevna Gavrilenko

PhD student, research assistant

Yana Koroleva

PhD student, research assistant


PhD student

Diana Akhmedjanova

Associate Professor

Roksana Bayramyan


Rustam F. Bayburin

PhD student

Elizaveta Averkieva

PhD student


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