News from 2018
Since the iSeeNumbers project started in the beginning of autumn, a lot has happened on the way to the first data collection to be held in spring 2019.
Planning, developing, organizing, recruiting…
During this autumn, the activities in the project have mainly focused on planning and developing different types of measures to be used. The kick-off seminar in the beginning of October set the framework for this. After some brainstorming and discussions, now in December, we have a set of tasks selected for measuring children’s numeracy, language, reading, executive functions, motivation… – you name it! Some tests and scales still need translations into Norwegian, or some piloting, and these will be done in the beginning of the year 2019. We got valuable information from our Australian collaborator Nic about how to arrange the data collection day(s) here at the university as ”adventure days” for the children. Space will be the theme of the first adventure – all tests and tasks will be connected to this theme through a story.
The first months of the next year will be filled with organizing and getting ready for the first data collection, including recruitment of schools to join the project.
We are happy to have a new member, Terje Ulv Throndsen, to start in the project as a PhD student in the beginning of January. Terje is interested especially in math difficulties (incl. eye-tracking), and has background as a kindergarten teacher, and more recently he has worked as a research assistant, after finishing his master studies in special needs education.
Looking forward to an exciting new year 2019!