Author Archives: Matthew Slocombe

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Analogies in the mind and in the classroom: Translating cognitive psychology research into science education practice. Department of Education. University of Oxford. Oxford.

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2019

Slocombe, M., & Derry, J. Cognitive Load Theory: The new myth on the block? Developmental Neurocognition Lab. Birkbeck, University of London. London.

Slocombe, M., Thomas, M. S. C., & Tolmie, A. How does the strength of children’s concepts affect their reasoning decisions? 19th European Conference on Developmental Psychology. Athens.

Slocombe, M., Thomas, M. S. C., & Tolmie, A. The balance between conceptual strength and semantic inhibition in children’s analogical reasoning. Experimental Psychology Society Meeting. Bournemouth. Poster

Learning about the Earth from a scotch egg: How children learn with analogies and how to teach with them effectively. International Primary Science Education Conference. Edinburgh. Slides

The balance between conceptual and inhibitory systems in children’s analogical reasoning. The Seed Lab. University of St Andrews. St Andrews. Abstract

2018

Cognitive workshops made from conceptual tools. DNL Christmas seminar on tool use and cognition. Developmental Neurocognition Lab, Birkbeck College, University of London, London.

Slocombe, M., Thomas, M. S. C., & Tolmie, A. The role of words in a developing grounded conceptual system. 11th Embodied & Situated Language Processing Conference, Lancaster. Abstract

Slocombe, M., Thomas, M. S. C., & Tolmie, A. The role of conceptual development in children’s analogical reasoning. British Psychological Society Developmental Psychology Annual Conference, Liverpool. Poster

Slocombe, M., Thomas, M. S. C., & Tolmie, A. Towards a grounded cognition account of conceptual development. British Psychological Society Developmental Psychology Annual Conference, Liverpool. Abstract

Conceptual strength as a developmental constraint in children’s analogical reasoning. Centre for Cognitive Science, New Bulgarian University, Sofia.

Knowing versus seeing: Misconceptions in children’s analogical reasoning. Centre for Educational Neuroscience, Birkbeck College, University of London, London.

Grounding development: Constructing a conceptual system from sensorimotor representations. Cognition, Genes and Developmental Variability Lab, University College London, London.

2017

Slocombe, M., Thomas, M. S. C., & Tolmie, A. How do the salience and strength of existing relational representations impact analogical reasoning ability in children? 4th International Conference on Analogical Reasoning, Paris. Abstract  Poster

Relational structure, analogy and categorisation. Developmental Neurocognition Lab, Birkbeck College, University of London, London.