TILE Network Talk: Stuart Welsh, High School of Glasgow - Cognitive Science in the Mathematics Classroom
Start Date: 30/5/2019
End Date: 30/5/2019
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In this talk, Stuart will discuss some promising findings from research and the implications for the teaching of mathematics. Specifically, he will focus on conceptual development, schematic learning and memory. Stuart will share how he uses retrieval practice, spacing and interleaving to help students retain knowledge and build richer and more interconnected mental structures.
Stuart Welsh has been a mathematics teacher for 12 years and has been Head of Mathematics at The High School of Glasgow for the past 6 years. Recently, he has also taken on the role of Research Lead, allowing him to explore and share evidence-based strategies with his colleagues. Stuart has a particular interest in cognitive science and in exploring how we can use what we know about memory to help students develop deep and durable learning.
TILE (Teaching Innovation and Learning Enhancement) aims to bring people from different disciplines and sectors together to discuss ways to improve education using evidence-based findings. It is a network of academics at universities, teachers at schools, educational developers, and science communicators.
All welcome. Tickets are free but please book on Eventbrite.