Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Darren Yeo
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
 
Dr. Darren Yeo joined the Division of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in July 2021. He obtained a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and an M.Ed. in Child Studies from Vanderbilt University, USA. Prior to joining academia, he was trained as a primary school teacher at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and have taught for a couple of years in an MOE school and other educational settings.

He uses behavioural and neuroimaging methods to investigate how children and adults learn, think about and apply numerical and mathematical symbols, concepts and skills, as well as how and why individuals differ in their learning and competencies.

In another line of research, he studies the relative effectiveness of various learning and instructional strategies (e.g., retrieval practice and use of worked examples) to inform how individual and classroom learning can be better structured to make knowledge stick. He is also interested in exploring the hurdles in translating findings from cognitive science about effective learning strategies to classrooms.
Numerical and mathematical cognition; learning; symbolic thinking; metacognition; mathematics education; educational neuroscience
 
  • Enhancing self-regulated learning of STEM problem-solving skills through retrieval practice and worked examples
  • From ‘505’ to ‘5 hundred’ and ‘5 ones’: Characterizing the neurocognitive mechanisms of multi-digit numeral comprehension