Professor Malmberg to Deliver Inaugural Seminar: Intraindividual Research in Education

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Category: News

Department of Education building

29 October 2018 – Professor Lars-Erik Malmberg (Quantitative Methods in Education) will deliver his first Professorial talk as part of the department’s flagship public seminar series.

The Department of Education’s public seminar series are convened by members of the department and run throughout the academic year.

The Michaelmas term 2018 programme will include a wealth of speakers from across the department and wider University, as well as internationally recognised professionals from across the globe. Together, the invited speakers will provide a critical overview of and insight to their specialisms in the subject area of Education.

Professor Malmberg’s seminar will explore how students’ experiences of learning are comprised of dynamic sequences of intraindividual processes that take place in real-time throughout school days and weeks. Key findings from a recent study will be presented, together with some suggestions for policies on personalized learning. The use for collecting real-time data (experience sampling or ecological momentary assessment) through electronic devices such as tablets and iPads will be discussed.

Lars-Erik Malmberg is Professor of Quantitative Methods in Education. He began his career as a primary school teacher in Finland. He is Docent in Education with particular focus on quantitative methods, at Åbo Akademi University, Vasa, Finland, where he earned his Doctorate of Education. He completed his post-doc at Yale University and enjoyed the prestigious Research Councils UK (RCUK) academic fellowship 2007-12. He has more than 70 publications (peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reports). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Learning and Instruction 2018-21 (impact factor 3.97). His current research interests are on intraindividual approaches to learning processes, and modelling of intensive longitudinal data. He has published on effects of education, child care and parenting on developmental and educational outcomes, and teacher development. He applies advanced quantitative models to the investigation of substantive research questions in education. Together with his colleagues he recently completed the ESRC-funded seminar series called “Network on Intrapersonal Research in Education”.

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