Dr. Luk is an Associate Professor at the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University
Short abstract : In schools, language minority children are tasked with learning new information through their second, developing language. These children’s learning outcome, when compared with their peers who are proficient in the language of instruction, is often described as inferior. However, linguistic and social factors also contribute to these children’s learning outcome. In this presentation, I will address these factors and suggest that constructive knowledge can be generated by understanding the mechanisms underlying learning through a second language. I will describe a study that aims to generate constructive knowledge by integrating cognitive neuroscience methods.
Conférence dans le cadre de la Journée ISC – École de langues, tenue le 9 mai 2019