Assistant Professor
Psychology
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
darcy@mun.ca
Office:
(709) 864-4871

My primary research interests concern mathematical cognition. As a Developmental Psychologist, I am particularly interested in how children's mathematical knowledge develops as they progress through school. Many aspects of mathematical cognition fascinate me, and I am also interested in how to ap...

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My primary research interests concern mathematical cognition. As a Developmental Psychologist, I am particularly interested in how children's mathematical knowledge develops as they progress through school. Many aspects of mathematical cognition fascinate me, and I am also interested in how to apply this knowledge to improve mathematics teaching and learning. My current projects focus on children's conceptual and procedural knowledge regarding fractions as well as the investigation of individual differences in how children develop their mathematic cognition. More specifically, I explore the varying developmental pathways that lead to the different approaches taken by children when solving a math problem.

I also have an ongoing interest in adolescent identity development, particularly in Canadian Aboriginals. My work in this area considers how differences in community attempts to regain identity are related to suicide rates and school drop-out rates. I also have a separate research program concerns the epistemological development of adolescents and young adults. This research explores the implicit ways used by people to decide what constitutes "truth", and how that changes over time.

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I also have an ongoing interest in adolescent identity development, particularly in Canadian Aboriginals. My work in this area considers how differences in community attempts to regain identity are related to suicide rates and school drop-out rates. I also have a separate research program concerns the epistemological development of adolescents and young adults. This research explores the implicit ways used by people to decide what constitutes "truth", and how that changes over time.

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