Research meeting Dietsje Jolles

02-06-2020

12:30 - 13:30

MF-A505, Van der Boechorststraat 7, Amsterdam

Research meeting Dietsje Jolles

Dietsje Jolles

learn.fgb@vu.nl

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Dietsje Jolles

The changing brain: implications for education?

The central theme in my work involves the dynamic interplay between learning and (neuro)cognitive development, which I address from different angles and using different methodologies. I am particularly interested in the extent to which academic performance and cognitive skill acquisition are influenced by (brain) maturation, individual differences in cognition, and prior experience. In the upcoming talk I will present data from two recent behavioral studies on the effects of direct instruction versus experience on learning across development. In discussing these projects, I will take a multidisciplinary approach that integrates insights from education, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.