PhD position available

LSRI have a fully funded PhD position available to a student who meets the ESRC eligibility requirements and wishes to research how people learn to interpret fMRI. Its an interdisciplinary project applying theories from psychology, anthropology and education to understand how people read these apparently simply (but anything but) visualisations Follow the link below for more information https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPW266/esrc-dtp-collaborative-studentship-learning-to-see-how-do-social-scientists-learn-to-interpret-fmri?fbclid=IwAR0VBsivaUhkiPf0jSPdUSLl-RK3BlZmjQuTT4vm2uhB7VUlQzhpDvZld7I ...
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Mary Oliver publishes a new paper in Learning and Instruction

Does inquiry learning automatically help children learn in science? Some people believe the answer to this is a firm YES of COURSE and others NO WAY So read this paper written by John Jerrim, Mary Oliver and Sam Sims published today in Learning and Instruction to see what the data say about children in UK schools. It is currently available free without registration from this link ...
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LSRI PhD student Ipek Saralar’s Publication Success

Congratulations to Ipek Saralar who published her first journal article titled “The Evaluation of a Pre-service Mathematics Teacher’s TPACK: A Case of 3D Shapes with GeoGebra” in the International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education (IJTME). Below is the editor’s introduction to the paper. Want to read more? Contact Ipek on [email protected] or click here for her blog. “The first paper by Ipek Saralar, Mine Işıksal-Bostan and Didem Akyüz reports their findings from a case study about how a pre-service trainee teacher developed her technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) during her school experience. The mathematical topic is 3D shapes and the trainee teacher (Deniz) used GeoGebra to teach the topic. Deniz’s TPACK was assessed according to four themes: curriculum and assessment, learning, teaching, and access, comprising five levels of recognising, accepting, adapting, exploring and advancing. Through observations and interview, Saralar, Işıksal-Bostan and Akyüz found that Deniz’s TPACK showed an observable development in teaching with technology, and it seems dynamic and multiple...
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EARLI SIG 20 and SIG 26 Conference

The EARLI SIG 20 and SIG 26 conference will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, from October 9 to October 12. The conference team is “Argumentation and Inquiry as Venues for Civic Education” and combines the two special interest group of EARLI: SIG 20 "Inquiry Learning" and SIG 26 "Argumentation, Dialogue and Reasoning". Our LSRI member Freydis is co-organizing the conference in her role as JURE assistant coordinator of EARLI SIG 26, together with the other two coordinators Armin Weinberger from the University of Saarland and Baruch Schwarz from the Herbrew University of Jerusalem. The conference will be a vibrant platform for Learning Sciences or Learning and Instruction researchers from all over the world. Highlights of the conference will be the four keynote talks that will be held by Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Eleni Kyza, Hugo Mercier and Robin Alexander. ...
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