EP 05 A Research-Practice Collaboration Inspired by Twitter

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.

Patrick McLeod and Rebecca Merkley are joined by Simon Gregg, Teacher and STEAM coach at the International School of Toulouse, and Dr. Tali Leibovich from the Mathematics Education Department at Haifa University, Israel. They recently collaborated on a paper titled “Magnitudes Count in Math Education – An Interdisciplinary View” after being introduced on Twitter by someone who discovered their shared interests in math cognition and learning.