At the nexus of learning and innovation

Ling Wu

I'm a Research Associate and PhD candidate at the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, researching empathy development in young children in Early Childhood Education Contexts. And I am looking forward to collaborate with a broader academic community this website will bring together.

Academic background

My PhD project investigates how the implementation of educational technology influences young children's empathy development in brain and body systems. Ling holds a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) degree from The University of Sydney, and has various experience working as a teacher and Educational Leader, teaching and supporting young children’s learning and development.

Academic objectives

I want to understand how empathy develops within brain and body systems in young children. My research not only investigates if the purposely designed game is effective in encouraging empathy, but also how it has affected the developmental trajectories. The study is grounded by Dynamic System Theory, a leading theory in Developmental Science that focuses on how change and development occur.

Contact information

Office: 237 Education Bldg A35


Phone: +61 2 286275770

Lab: Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation


Recent publications

Peer reviewed conference paper

Wu, L. & Kim, M. (2015). Enhancing Young Children’s Empathy: Could Digital Games Help? The 10th Anniversary Conference of the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education, Sydney, Australia: The Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education (APNME).