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Testing programme in schools, GP surgeries and a university

As part of a larger team, MSHE colleague Dr Woods-Townsend, published a new article “How do we engage people in testing for COVID-19? A rapid qualitative evaluation of a testing programme in schools, GP surgeries and a university” on COVID-19 testing. Background The UK Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) emphasises the need for high […]

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Family visits to a science museum

MSHE member Dr Neta Shaby and colleagues recently published their article “Parental Instructional Strategies During Family Visit to An Agricultural Exhibition at A Science Museum” on family visits to a science museum. The aim of this qualitative study was to examine how parents use exhibits’ features during a family visit to a science museum. We […]

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The interaction between history and STEAM education

In their new paper “The interaction of history and STEM learning goals in teacher-developed curriculum materials: opportunities and challenges for STEAM education”, MSHE colleague Dr Wonyong Park and Mr Hohee Cho highlight the role history can play in STEAM education. Although the integration of subjects in the curriculum has been advocated in recent years, there […]

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Inspecting the inspectorate

Our research centre does not just have an enormous amount of subject expertise when it comes to science and mathematics, it also has plenty of novel methodological expertise. This new project by PI Dr Christian Bokhove, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, is an example of this. From 1 April 2022, the project “Inspecting the inspectorate: […]

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Visit Her Excellency Dame Susan Dogan

On Monday 14 March 2022, our centre member Dr Wonyong Park had the privilege of discussing his work on disasters & science education with Her Excellency Dame Susan Dogan, the Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. In 2021, the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent erupted the first time since 1979, causing 16,000 residents […]

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Two science projects funded

MSHE has two further science projects that will start soon. Prof. Marcus Grace and Dr. Andri Christodoulou – congratulations for another internal bidding success, with colleagues from the Biological Sciences and School of Geography and Environmental Science, under the ‘Interdisciplinary Research Pump Priming Fund’ Call. The title is “Consolidating the Wild Citizen Project”, which builds on the […]

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The transition from A-level maths to undergraduate mathematics

The transition from A-level mathematics and further maths courses to undergraduate (UG) mathematics courses can be challenging at times. This project aims to contribute to an improved transition through creating and curating high quality tutoring materials for the transition from Maths and Further Maths at A-level to undergraduate mathematics, and piloting these materials in a […]

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