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September 23, 2021

Training School on Education for Environmental Citizenship

Southampton Education School and our Research Centre have hosted successfully the 2nd Training School of the European Network for Environmental Citizenship (ENEC) COST Action (CA16229). The 2-day virtual event was organised and coordinated by MSHE research centre member Dr Andri Christodoulou, who is the coordinator of the Early Career Investigators’ Events Committee and Short Term […]

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July 19, 2021

International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME14)

From 11-17th July the ICME14 congress took place in Shanghai. Because of the pandemic contributions from our centre were online. In the summer we will post some of the papers and sessions our colleagues participated in. Dr Christian Bokhove gave a workshop on analysing International Large-scale Assessment data. All the materials are here: Schedule and […]

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July 12, 2021

School Science Review

Marcus Grace and Janice Griffiths have co-edited the latest issue of School Science Review https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-381 . The theme is Science Education and Nature and it includes articles ranging from defining nature literacy, helping pupils to become citizen scientists, the use of biomimicry, forest bathing in Japan, and extracting tardigrades from mosses – there’s something for everyone! MSHE colleagues have also […]

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June 29, 2021

New Open Access paper published by Lois George and Charis Voutsina

George, L., & Voutsina, C. (2021). Variations in partitive quotient strategy use by children who have been taught the part-whole fraction sub-construct. Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 1-24. This article is free to access via this link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s42330-021-00147-5 This paper presents findings from a study that examined the strategies that children, who had only been […]

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June 1, 2021

Impact article on rubrics

Ryan Campbell and MSHE member Dr Christian Bokhove wrote an article for Impact, the journal of the Chartered College of Teaching on rubrics. Rubrics are popular in assessment but can be used well and badly. The article points towards boundary conditions for good use of rubrics and tries to dispel some myths. Link: https://impact.chartered.college/article/revitalising-rubrics/

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May 6, 2021

Health literacy RCT in journal Plosone

Colleagues from our centre, together with many other colleagues, have published their findings from a health literacy Randomized Controlled Trial in PlosOne. The abstract: Adolescence offers a window of opportunity during which improvements in health behaviours could benefit long-term health, and enable preparation for parenthood—albeit a long way off, passing on good health prospects to […]

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March 29, 2021

Computational Social Science

Our research centre has built up quite some expertise on innovative methods. This research seminar talks about Computational Social Science.  

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January 27, 2021

New Open Access paper published by Maths Education colleagues

Voutsina, C., Alderton, J., Wilson, K., Ineson, G., Donaldson, G., & Rowland, T. (2021). Preservice teachers’ expressed awarenesses: Emerging threads of retro-spection of learning and pro-spection of teaching. Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 1-25. This article is free to access via this link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10857-020-09484-y The paper reports evidence from a study that examined connections between […]

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December 11, 2020

Saliva testing

Colleagues from the Education School have contributed to engagement work in schools. In this podcast our Vice Chancellor from 5mins talks about the saliva testing programme and our work with schools and how that is good for us as a university. You can read the first and the most recent newsletters here:    

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November 13, 2020

Presentation on largescale assessment for Indonesian audience

On the 4th of November member of the MSHE, Dr Christian Bokhove, gave a presentation about the use of international largescale assessments (ILSA) to analyse mathematics education. In a wide-ranging talk Dr Bokhove gave an overview of ILSA, how Indonesia fared in PISA and what it takes it analyse such assessments in a rigorous way. […]

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