social/political cognition, civic education cross-nationally, cross-cultural and inter-cultural studies, research related to social policy, Interaction in technology-rich environments, social studies and history learning. <em>Areas of Student Supervision:

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Torney-Purta, J. & Amadeo, J. (2012). The contribution of international large scale studies in civic education and engagement. (Pp. 87-114). In M. von Davier et al. (Eds). The role of international large scale assessments. New York: Springer.