NIE Researchers Presented at the 16th Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction

NIE Researchers Presented at the 16th Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction

Date
Monday, 12 October 2015

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The 16th Biennial Conference of the European Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) was held in Limassol, Cyprus, from 25 – 29 August 2015. The theme of the conference was “Towards a Reflective Society: Synergies between Learning, Teaching and Research”, which addressed the emphases on research-based learning and instruction, while highlighting the crucial role of the systematic investigation of learning and teaching as a mechanism, to promote innovative and creative thinking and sustain long-term societal growth.

Five OER researchers presented at the EARLI Conference:

A/P Manu Kapur, Head of the Learning Sciences Lab (LSL) of OER, gave a presentation on “Examining the ICAP Hypothesis Through Evidence from Studies on Productive Failure”.  The topic of Interactive-Constructive-Active-Passive (ICAP) is a theoretical framework based on cognitive engagement in learning activities. Dr Rachel Lam presented a paper titled “Designing for Productive Failure with ICAP: How Cognitive Preparation Affects Collaborative Learning”.  This paper highlighted her research on how to cognitively prepare students to learn from collaborative learning activities. She also served as a discussant for the symposium “Constructive and Interactive Learning Activities in Collaborative Learning”, which discussed the differentiation of collaborative learning activities by different kinds of interaction and dialoguing.

A/P Kerry Lee, Head of the Education Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL) of OER, gave a presentation entitled “Inhibitory Abilities and Mathematics: Performances on a Pattern and Standardized Mathematics Task” at the symposium “Math Development: The Role of Cognitive and Symbolic Number Processing Abilities and Motivation”.  The study examined the relation between children’s abilities to resist distraction and their performances on a variety of math tasks.

Dr Alfredo Bautista presented a paper on “Examining the Literature on Music Teacher PD with the ‘Features of High-Quality PD’ Framework” while Dr David Huang presented a paper entitled “Investigating the Generation-first-instruction-later Method - A Proposal to study Analogical Reasoning as the Generation Task”.