Is self-knowledge the beginning of all math nodes?


About the research

Elien Bellon tries to find out how we can make children calculate better without letting them repeat math tables over and over again. Does the solution come from Socrates, who states that "true knowledge is to know oneself"?

Elien Bellon
KU Leuven

Elien Bellon has been called a "nosy parker" ever since he was a kid. Together with the social microbe that got her all the way, this quickly led Elien to ask questions like "Why are there big differences between people? And how can we help people who are struggling? Her university studies reinforced that curiosity with a love of science. Her doctorate in orthopedagogy  is about the mathematical performance of young children.

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