Scholé Labs Education Research

Education has changed drastically in the last couple of decades – technological advances have allowed for many improvements in education but American test scores continue to free fall, when compared with other countries. Students from the United States have fallen behind, they typically score less on the subjects of math, reading and writing. Can technology be used to help students in the classroom and provide some much needed insight to the instructor? Is it possible to automatically detect and correct mistakes as they happen? These are some of the questions this lab hopes to answer.

Goal:  Examines the education system under bio-monitoring and cognitive instruments to see how it can be improved, look into how subjects are taught and see if the methods employed have any validity.

Current Research Topics: 

The American education system and the cognitive load it leaves on young minds

Explore how the American educational system teaches core subjects and compare teaching methods with how other leading nations teach the same subjects. Then compare the cognitive load of each approach to see which methods in education are more cognitively fatiguing to students , enabling the student to grasp or solve concepts faster.

  1. Is the American method to solving basic mathematics problems more cognitively taxing on young minds?
  2. Arithmetic basics through a CF(Cognitive Fatigue) model
  3. Visual trace patterns of mathematics
  4. Visual trace patterns of reading
  5. Reading education in the United States
  6. Are American children taught how to read correctly?
  7. Phonetic reading vs symbolic reading – Advantages vs Disadvantages