Thursday 16.8 at 6pm at Old Arkadia: ‘Improving learning with student-initiated practice’ by Jake Mc Mullen
Dear friend of Arkadia,
You are heartily invited to ‘Improving learning with student-initiated practice’ by Jake Mc Mullen on Thursday 16.8 at 6pm at Old Arkadia ( Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 9).
This talk will first focus on the limitations of previous attempts to decrease inequalities in young children’s learning outcomes. An alternative – encouraging children to see opportunities to practice new skills in their everyday world – will be presented.
Working from the now well-known studies of how people become experts in a field (10,000 hours of practice, Malcolm Gladwell, etc.), we examine children’s spontaneous use of maths in situations which are not necessarily mathematical.
Jake Mc Mullen is a PhD student at the University of Turku, living in Helsinki. There is one publication available on
this topic at utu.academia.edu/JakeMcMullen/Papers
- Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be very welcome.