If you are interested please contact email@example.com. This opportunity comes to you absolutely free of charge, as our gift to you in lockdown!
Your students will participate in an international research study aiming to further our understanding of how memory works as we go through adolescence into adulthood and then into middle age and beyond….
Your students will learn about….
- the difference between ‘normal age-related memory loss’ and specific neurological problems that can result in a range of dementias including Alzheimer’s;
- the reliability and validity of current tests detect dementia;
- how new psychometric tests are developed and how they can play an active part in this process, so helping millions of families in the future.
Who can take part in Ashok’s research?
Anyone over 16 (staff and students); it doesn’t matter at all if participants have existing memory difficulties, head injuries, brain injuries, diagnosed brain disorders or psychological difficulties, in fact Ashok says, “the more different types of people who do the test, the better”. Sadly, GCSE students who are under 16 cannot currently take part, although Ashok’s team are designing tests for school-age children.
Is the test available in language other than English?
The current version of the test is available in English so as long as it is your first language or you are conversationally-fluent, then you can take part. Ashok’s team are developing translations in other languages so watch this space.
How long will the research participation element take?
The research is conducted online and the first part takes up to 25 minutes, for some students this may be considerably less. Following their participation, they will then receive a one hour session presented by Dr Ashok Jansari. At this point, the students will go back online and undertake a 3 minute test to see what they can remember from the first session. The students will be required to go back online at the same time the following day to complete the final stage of the research. This will also take 3 minutes and could easily be done on their mobile phones. We strongly advise students to set an alert on their phones to remind them to do this!
Q. What else will we receive to support our students to make the most of what they have learned?
We will supply…
(i) a 10 minute video for teachers, (presented by Mandy Wood of PsychStix) to explain how this project can be used to support understanding with reference to the major British and International A Level and IB exam boards;
(ii) a work-pack to support research methods understanding including…
- a 50 minute video of Mandy interviewing Ashok about his research and how it crosses over with the AL/IB research methods curricula;
- an interactive jamboard lesson that can be used to support students understanding and to develop their skills to create a research project of their own;
- supporting worksheets/handouts to ensure your students have a record of what they have learned and understand how this supports the curriculum
- a quizziz (MCQ) assessment to test their knowledge and understanding of what they have studied
You can find out more about the research element of this special event here: https://forgettingtest.org/?fbclid=IwAR2WOD0a3gaOtNwoB95D8BVpXQF5MIASfBnJ4ydKiF7yvHuvqrQBRtCmGRc
Find out more about Ashok here: https://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/staff/jansari-ashok/
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