Sylvie Gamo

Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette

Main biography:

Sylvie Gamo received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of Paris 7 in 1990 and her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Paris 8 in 2009. Her experience includes teaching at secondary and college level (particularly in the field of vocational training). Her research focuses on the study of cognitive mechanisms involved in comprehension, reasoning and knowledge acquisition. Since 2012, she is a research associate at the Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET, University of Luxembourg). Her responsibilities include developing the tests for assessing students’ mathematical competencies in grade 7 and 9.

Member of the following Research Area Groups:

  • School Monitoring and Large Scale Studies

Research interests:

  • Educational Assessment (international and national large-scale assessments)
  • Problem Solving
  • Educational psychology
  • Learning
  • Mathematics education
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Mathematical cognition

Last updated on: Montag, den 21. Januar 2019

Academic Qualifications:

  • 2009: PhD in Cognitive Psychology :Université Paris 8 (France)
  • 2004: Master 2 Psychologie des Processus Cognitifs: Université Paris 8 (France)
  • 1990: PhD in Mathematics : Université Paris 7(France)
  • 1986: Licence of Chinese : Université Paris 7(France)

Professional Experience:

  • Since 2018: Course on pedagogy and didactics applied to mathematics education in the "Secondary Education" master's programme for future mathematics teachers, University of Luxembourg.
  • Since October 2012: Research associate at the Luxembourg Centre for Educational Testing (LUCET, University of Luxembourg). Guest lecturer in learning psychology for primary teachers (Bachelor of education) and mathematic teachers (FOPED, IFEN).
  • 2009-2012:  Teacher in mathematics at the ESPE/IUFM (vocational training, University of Paris 13, France) and in cognitive  psychology (Licence and Master, University of Paris 8, France); Researcher at “Laboratoire Paragraphe” (CNRS: EA 349), Equipe CRAC (Compréhension, Raisonnement et Acquisitions des connaissances), University of Paris 8, France.
  • 1999-2008: Teacher in mathematics and responsible for the educational aspects at the IUFM (vocational training, University of Paris 13, France and Researcher at “Laboratoire Paragraphe” (CNRS: EA 349), Equipe CRAC (Compréhension, Raisonnement et Acquisitions des connaissances), University of Paris 8, France.
  • 1993-1999: Secondary school teacher  in Mathematics (France)
  • 1994-1998: Consultant (modelling and prospective study) (France)
  • 1991-1992: Lecturer (University Marne la Vallée, France)
  • 1989-1991 : Mission head (Ministry of Defense, France)
  • 1985-1988: Researcher at “laboratoire de statistiques et probalités (Université Paris 7, France)
  • 1981-1985 : Secondary school teacher  in Mathematics (France)

Supervision:

  • 2013-2015: supervision of Teacher Training FOPED memoire (FLSHASE, University of Luxembourg)
  • 1999-2012: supervision of memoire (vocational training, University of Paris 12, France and psychology, University of Paris 8, France)

Expertise

  • Reviewer of different international journals of differential, applied and cognitive psychology



Last updated on: 21 Jan 2019