BA, DipEd (Monash), MEd, PhD (Alberta)
Director, Educational Futures ASRI
Location: 5.47 Education building
Mike Lawson’s major research concern has been with metacognition, with how the cognitive activity of the learner can be managed by the learner, and developed by the teacher, during learning and problem solving. This includes an interest in knowledge representation.
Areas for Postgraduate Supervision
Askell-Williams, H., & Lawson, M. J. (2006). Multidimensional profiling of medical students cognitive models about learning. Medical Education, 40, 138-145
Hopkins, S.L. & Lawson, M.J. (2002). Explaining the acquisition of a complex skill: Methodological and theoretical considerations uncovered in the study of simple addition and the moving-on process. Educational Psychology Review, 14, 121-154.
Hopkins, S. L. & Lawson, M. J. (2006). The effect counting speed has on developing a reliance on retrieval in basic addition. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 31, 208-227.
Lawson, M.J. & Hogben, D. (1996). The vocabulary learning strategies of foreign language students. Language Learning, 46, 101-135.
Lawson, M.J. & Chinnappan, M. (2000). Knowledge connectedness in geometry problem solving. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 31, 26-43.
Lawson, M. J. (2004). What students know about making good use of learning and teaching situations. Language & Academic Skills in Higher Education, 6, 11-24.
Wong, R., Lawson, M.J., & Keeves, J. P. (2002). The effects of self-explanation training on students' problem solving in high school mathematics. Learning and Instruction, 12, 233-262.
Wyra, M., Lawson, M. J. & Hungi, N. (in press) The mnemonic keyword method: the effects of bidirectional retrieval training and of ability to image on L2 vocabulary recall. Learning and Instruction.
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