Published on 08 Apr 2024

Ms Wang Fengjuan shares her doctoral dissertation at a Strategic Growth Area-Science of Learning seminar series

On 25 January 2024, Ms Wang Fengjuan, a PhD student supervised by Assistant Professor Azilawati Jamaludin, Assistant Centre Director in Human Potential and Translation at the Science of Learning in Education Centre (SoLEC), was invited to speak at a Strategic Growth Area-Science of Learning (SGA-SoL) seminar series. She shared her doctoral dissertation titled “A Neuroscientific Investigation of Mathematical Developmental Variability in Children: Mechanisms, Intervention, and Validation”, which investigated the diverse mathematical abilities among young lower primary children in Singapore, the identification of potential dyscalculia, and the effectiveness of a game-based intervention among these students. Ms Wang also discussed the various neural maps, mechanisms, and brain activation patterns involved in the mathematical processing of the brain which contribute to dyscalculia and elaborated on how the proposed game-based intervention could help to improve these neural mechanisms. The seminar sparked an intriguing discussion about the efficacy of game-based learning interventions in addressing dyscalculia and improving children's mathematical abilities.

Check out the seminar here: