Author Archives: mase

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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