Learner Expertise and Mathematics Different Order Thinking Skills in Multimedia Learning

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Speakers: Dr. Thomas Chiu and Dr. Ida Mok

Respondent: Professor Stanislas Dehaene (SoL-SRT visiting scholar) and Professor Carlo Semenza

Date: 10th December 2015 (Thursday)

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm

Venue: Room 203 Runme Shaw Building   [Sandwiches will be served tea and coffee]

Chair: Professor Carol Chan




The seminar will present a design of digital material for mathematics concept learning. The material was developed using multimedia learning principles to maximize the use of learner cognitive capacity. We will share how learner expertise and multimedia design affect the development of different mathematical order thinking skills, and suggest useful practical implications for instructional designers and teachers.

About the speakers

Dr Thomas Chiu is a lecturer in the Division of Information and Technology Studies in the Faculty of Education. His research areas include multimedia learning, cognitive learning, as well as mathematics and technology education.

Dr. Ida Mok is currently Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. Since 1990, she has been a teacher educator active in both local community and research for the area of mathematics education. She has a broad research interest which includes, mathematics education, technology in mathematics education, comparative studies in mathematics education, teaching and learning, teacher education, pedagogical content knowledge, and lesson study.

About the Respondent

        Prof. Stanislas Dehaene

Professor Dehaene is Chair of Experimental Psychology at the Collège de France and Director of INSERM Unit Cognitive Neuroimaging. Dehaene studied mathematics at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris obtained a Masters degree in Applied mathematics and computer science in 1985 from the University of Paris VI and doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. His research spans numerical cognition, neural basis of reading and neural correlates of consciousness. Dehaene received a James S. McDonnell Foundation Centennial “Genius Award” Fellowship for his work on cognitive neuroscience of numeracy, the Louis D. Prize from the Institut de France, the Prix Jean Rostand (for La Bosse des Maths) and the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur (France).


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Professor Carlo Semenza is a full Professor of Neuropsychology in the Cognitive Neuroscience Centre, University of Padova, Italy. He has been a founder-organizer of the European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology in Italy since 1983. Prof. Carlo Semenza’s research interests concern all areas of neuropsychology, particularly, language. His work has been published in journals including Nature, Brain, Language and Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuropsychologia.

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    There is also a following lecture given by Prof. Dehaene at 4:00 – 5:30 pm on 10th Dec., 2015 (Thur )

    Venue: Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam

    Conducted in English∣All are Welcome
    No registration is required