• Bannière #3 de l'Institut des sciences cognitives

Gigi Luk, McGill University – Cognitive Neuroscience Meets Education: Understanding Learning in a Second Language

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

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Fondé en 2003, l'Institut des Sciences Cognitives de l'UQAM vise à favoriser la recherche et le développement de compétences dans le domaine des sciences cognitives, à en partager les connaissances, à faciliter les échanges interdisciplinaires et à animer la communauté locale.

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