APHD is affiliated with a number of OISE's research centres & institutes. These centres expand our reach to effect positive change through the study of child development and help to inform public discourse, public policy and the professional learning of those who work with young children.
Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development
Centre for Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
The Laidlaw Research Centre
Centre for Smart Learning and Development
The Centre for Smart Learning and Development aims to leverage APHD faculty research in technology-rich learning environments and their impact on students' self-regulation, emotion, and cognitive development. With the ubiquity of portable technology and recent advances in artificial intelligence systems, education is undergoing remarkable development in educational goals, teaching practice, and learning environments. Learning is moving away from knowledge acquisition to knowledge implication, collaboration, and self-regulated learning skills.