PhD Researcher in Psychology (ESRC 1+3)
Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol
Start date: September 2019
Research topic: The effect of working memory components on maths competencies
My research investigates the importance of working memory in students’ mathematic performance. My research distinguishes from previous research by addressing the topic using working memory model proposed by Jarrold, and also its hierarchical relationship with mathematical competencies (conceptual understanding and procedural knowledge). The research is important in which it provides a fuller picture of working memory and math learning, and aid pedagogy to help students overcome any difficulties in their math learning.
Research supervisors: Professor Christopher Jarrold, Dr Alf Coles