Friday, 16 August 2019

Relational reasoning in science and maths - new paper

'The unique contributions of verbal analogical reasoning and nonverbal matrix reasoning to science and maths problem-solving in adolescence' is a new paper written by me and my PhD supervisors - Denis Mareschal, Andy Tolmie, and Iroise Dumontheil.

In the paper we explore behavioural and neural associations between two types of relational reasoning, and science and maths, in 11- to 14-year-olds. You can freely access the paper here.

The research was funded by the ESRC, the Wellcome Trust, and Birkbeck, University of London.

Friday, 2 August 2019

Future avenues for educational neuroscience - new paper

'Future avenues for educational neuroscience from the perspective of EARLI SIG 22 conference attendees' is a new paper published in Mind, Brain, and Education, written by me, and Lia Commissar from the Wellcome Trust.

In the paper we talk about the approach we took in organising the EARLI SIG 22 conference, which was based on ideas from the educational neuroscience community contributed during the last IMBES conference. You can read those ideas in our previous paper! The approach included things like inclusivity, including plenty of discussions, and importantly, ensuring those discussions are captured.

We decided that it would be great opportunity to capture the views of the educational neuroscience community, through a survey. We were mainly aiming to capture delegates' visions for research and translation in educational neuroscience. The survey questions can be seen here.

From 88 completed surveys, we first noted a common desire for more discussions and collaborations across disciplines, and between teachers and researchers. More novel ideas included discussion of ethical issues, inclusion of learners in research development, open resources for teacher training in neuroscience, and mentoring networks for community members. Thank you everyone who responded!