Marjon Teacher Education Partnership
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Group collaboration, group processes and group decision making in primary aged children.
Memory and metamemory in children.
The teaching and learning of mathematics at primary level.
Assessment in teaching and learning.
Associate Editor of the new Electronic Journal, “Critical and Reflective Practice in Education” to be published by University College Plymouth, St. Mark & St. John.
2014-15: Research Lead (University of St Mark and St John) on a project entitled, Improving children's decision making with a simple intervention. The project is being funded by the Marjon Research Award.
2011-12: Research Lead (University College Plymouth St Mark and St John) on a project entitled, Children’s Group Collaboration: do you have to be an active member of the group to benefit? The project was funded by the Marjon Research Award.
2010 – 2011: Research Fellow (University of Plymouth) on a project entitled, Do primary school children exchange information during group collaboration? The project funding was awarded to Dr Michaela Gummerum (Plymouth University) and Professor Patrick Leman (University of London, Royal Holloway) by The Leverhulme Trust.
Prior to working as a teacher, I worked as a research assistant on 3 separate projects over 7 years, firstly at the Microcomputing Centre, University of Dundee (Project 1. 1993-1994: Investigating predictive systems to improve the operation of ATMs), and then at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol (Project 2. 1994-1996: Investigating the confidence - accuracy relation in eyewitness and semantic memory, and Project 3. 1996-1999: Parallels between frontal lobe deficits and cognitive aging in a realistic context).
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