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April 3, 2020

Real-time research aims to support ‘lost and anxious’ young people through COVID-19 pandemic

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on young people and how they can be better supported during the pandemic is the basis of a new study led by a group of University of Southampton researchers. Over the past week, Southampton researchers from the Southampton Education School  and Faculty of Medicine MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Uni have […]

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March 23, 2020

MSHE mainly working online

Like the rest of the world the work of the Mathematics, Science and Health Education research centre has also changed because of covid-19. Most of our activities have now moved online, of course. If you have queries or requests please don;t hesitate to email us. The centre is co-directed by Dr Christian Bokhove (C.Bokhove@soton.ac.uk) and […]

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February 28, 2020

New paper on teacher education in England

Our colleague Dr Jenny Byrne has published a new paper on reframing teacher education in England in the journal Educational Review. ABSTRACT Bildung has a long tradition in continental European education but in England it is less well known and is underused to theorise about education. In this paper the German concept of Bildung is […]

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February 10, 2020

Developing a curriculum to support student mental health and wellbeing

Rosalyn Hyde and Lucy Hoyes have been awarded a CHEP (Centre for Higher Education Practice) Teaching Enhancement Grant for a new project. Trainee teachers experience what is often described as a ‘rollercoaster of emotions’ whilst on a PGCE programme so the project will seek to collect data from secondary mathematics trainees in order to understand […]

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February 1, 2020

New paper on teacher education by Downey and Bokhove

A comparative paper with a contribution from Dr Downey and Dr Bokhove has appeared in the International Journal of Educational Research: “Efficacy, explore, and exchange: Studies on social side of teacher education from England, Spain, and US” The abstract: This study attempts to respond to a recent call for a more social and collaborative approach […]

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January 23, 2020

Dr Bokhove on direct instruction

Dr Bokhove delivered a session at Oxford University on the many forms of ‘instruction. Direct instruction is a hot topic in school, but discussions about it often end up with people talking past each other, as the term can mean several things. In this talk I will look at different ways of conceptualising ‘direct instruction’, […]

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December 24, 2019

Leverhulme Trust grant awarded to Dr Voutsina

The University of Southampton has been awarded a research grant from the Leverhulme Trust for a 26-month project directed by Dr Charis Voutsina. The title of the study is “Cultural rules and uses of written numerals in children’s everyday environments”. The research will employ qualitative methods and participatory data-collection tools to trace and analyse preschool […]

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December 10, 2019

Educational Escape Rooms have joined MSHE

Escape rooms are a popular game genre that has hit high streets all over the UK and the world. In the game a group of players needs to complete a number of puzzles to succeed in a mission and/or escape a locked room. Escape rooms have a huge educational potential as a tool to increase […]

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November 24, 2019

New Open Access paper published by Dr Voutsina

A new Open Access paper was published by Dr Charis Voutsina in the Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. The paper examines qualitative differences between equations of similar syntax in mathematics textbooks and provides a nuanced determination of contextual and structural aspects of ‘variation’ in how the equal sign is presented in elementary […]

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November 17, 2019

The tenth anniversary of the ITE Health and Wellbeing Conference

The ITE Health and Wellbeing Conference is being held for the 10th year on Friday 8th November. This is an annual event that aims to increase  all of the trainee teachers’ at Southampton confidence and competence to deal with and teach the health and wellbeing issues that pupils may face. It involves a multi-disciplinary team […]

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