The Kings School Partnerships

Online Talk on Metacognition & Executive Function

Friday 4 December
2:00pm - 3:00pm

The King’s School Centre for Learning Enhancement are delighted to have Dr Heather Branigan and Rita Kanevski deliver an online talk on Metacognition and Executive Function followed by a live Q & A session, starting at 2.00pm.

This talk is for the East Kent SENDCo Group with a SENDCo focus although others in primary and secondary education are welcome to attend.

The talk will be held on Zoom and you can register for the talk here. Once you have registered for the talk you will be sent a confirmation email with a link to join the talk with a passcode. This link is non transferable. If you would like to submit a question in advance you can do so via a link in the confirmation email, alternatively you can submit questions during the talk or at the end.

Rita Kanevski is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Edinburgh. She studied Psychology as an undergraduate and went on to complete a Masters in Clinical Health Psychology, both at the University of Strathclyde. Rita is currently in the third year of her PhD, focusing on factors affecting maths performance in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Specifically, Rita is interested in the way in which cognitive processes, such as memory and Executive Functions, support maths performance in children referred for ADHD evaluation at the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service. The project, funded by the Carnegie Trust, benefits from the integration of developmental psychology, education, and psychiatry. Rita also currently works as the editor of the Research The Headlines blog, which aims to address inaccurate media coverage around recent scientific findings.

 Dr Heather Branigan is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, where she specialises in teaching developmental psychology and research methods. Heather gained her PhD in Psychology and Education from the University of Stirling in 2019: Her thesis was titled “Exploring Metacognition in Primary School Classrooms” and the research project was supported by the Carnegie Trust. Heather’s research interests focus on the transition of ideas from psychological research into educational practice, and the role of teacher-student interactions in promoting metacognition. Heather is also currently co-chair of the Scottish Developmental Psychology Network for Graduates (ScotDPN).




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