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Loughborough University

Mathematics Education Centre


Seminars and Workshops

The MEC has an active programme of research-related activities. The research group meets approximately monthly during term time for workshops consisting of seminars by external and internal researchers (including PhD students) and reading group sessions.

All workshops take place on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm in the Schofield Building, room SCH.0.13.

Forthcoming dates
6 June 2018 - Room N1.12 in the Haslegrave Building

14.00  Talk by Christopher Wilson (LU Economics Dept): "Behavioural Economics and Maths Education?: A Talk on Position Effects"

14.45  Break

15.00  Reading Groups:

1)  Suggested by Jayne Pickering:

Gillard, E., Van Dooren, W., Schaeken, W., & Verschaffel, L. (2009). Dual Processes in the Psychology of Mathematics Education and Cognitive Psychology. Human Development, 52, 95–108. doi: 10.1159/000202728

2)  Suggested by Irina Surducan

d'Errico, F., Doyon, L., Colagé, I., Queffelec, A., Le Vraux, E., Giacobini, G., Vandermeersch, B., & Maureille, B. (2017). From number sense to number symbols. An archaeological perspective. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 373, 20160518. doi:10.1098/rstb.2016.0518

15.45  Break

16.00  Talk by Andrew Manches (University of Edinburgh): “Embodied Cognition, Early Learning, and the potential of new technologies.

17.00  End 

Previous Meetings

For further information please contact the current organiser, Prof Barbara Jaworski.

For the benefit of new students without experience of seminars and similar research-related activities, here is a short document discussing what you should expect of the seminars and what is expected of you when you participate.