About the 2014 symposium

The second international AMBLE symposium on Reading, Mathematics and the Developing Brain was held at Pedagogen, Gothenburg the 20th – 21th of May 2014.

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The symposium was funded by the Stena Foundation and contained four half-day sessions focusing on specific scientific topics such as;

  • Trends in Swedish student achievement
  • Training and transfer
  • Learning through creative reasoning
  • Learning environments/technologies
  • Intervention studies and prevention in math and reading
  • Physical exercise and cognition
  • Brain plasticity

The following speakers were invited:

Prof. Paavo Leppänen
Department of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Prof. Linda Siegel
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Dr Dénes Szucs
Department of Psychology, Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Peter C Lippman (Associate Director)
EIW Architects, Perth, Australia

Dr. Bert  Jonsson
Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden

Dr. Lina Bunketorp Käll
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Centre for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Prof. Jan-Eric Gustafsson
Department of Education and Special Education, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Dr. Ola Helenius
Swedish National Centre for Mathematics Education (NCM), Gothenburg University, Sweden

Prof. Georg Kuhn
Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Centre for Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, Gothenburg University, Sweden

PhD stud. Görel Sterner
Swedish National Centre for Mathematics Education (NCM), Gothenburg University, Sweden

Prof. Tomas Tjus
Department of Psychology, Gothenburg University, Sweden

Associate Prof. Ulrika Wolff
Department of Education and Special Education, Gothenburg University, Sweden

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