Ep 01 — Let’s Connect the Research Lab and Classroom

By Rebecca Merkley

The worlds of education research and classroom practice are often seen as two different worlds. Rebecca Merkley is a researcher at Carleton University and Patrick McLeod is an educator in Eastern Ontario. Together, they explore the ways in which stronger relationships between the lab and the classroom can impact the way we do our work—as researchers and as educators.

Rebecca Merkley is an Associate Professor at Carleton University and has a special interest in research related to cognition, learning and mathematics. Patrick McLeod is an educator and math support consultant in Eastern Ontario.

In this opening episode of On The Right Track, Rebecca and Patrick imagine the impact that could be made if a stronger and more intentional connection between the research lab and the classroom could be established and nurtured.