Colloquium - Nicole McNeil, Ph.D.
Little Things Mean A Lot: Small Variations in the Structure of Input Affect Children's Learning and Performance in Mathematics
Nicole McNeil, Ph.D.
ACE Professor of Psychology
Director of Education, Schooling, and Society
University of Notre Dame
Dr. Nicole McNeil summarizes her upcoming talk:
It is obvious that broad, holistic differences in children’s environments (e.g., socioeconomic status, family structure, amount of TV viewing) affect cognitive and academic outcomes, but what about more localized, fine-grained aspects of the learning environment? In this talk, I will present evidence that even seemingly minor differences in the structure and format of input can lead to important differences in children’s understanding of foundational mathematics concepts.
The Ohio Psychological Association has approved the Department of Psychology, Kent State University as a provider of continuing education for Psychologists. 1.0 credit hours for Psychologists is awarded by the Ohio Psychological Association, Approval #00PO-316402079