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March 11, 2022
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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February 19, 2022
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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January 29, 2022
Family composition and mathematics

Dr Christian Bokhove has published a new article “Country and school family composition’s effects on mathematics achievement” with Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson from from the University of Sussex: Family structures are associated with achievement outcomes, but the percentage of children residing in different family structures has changed over time. In this paper, we revisit data from […]

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January 8, 2022
Teenagers and covid-19 question

In a new article “‘I already know about it, I’ve been watching the Daily News and updates’: Teenagers’ questions about the scientific and social aspects of COVID-19” Dr Jenny Byrne, Mrs Alison Marston and Professor Marcus Grace explored what questions teenagers want answered about Covid-19. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been […]

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December 6, 2021
New public engagement project funded

Members from our research centre have been succesful securing funding by the University’s Public & Community Engagement (PCE) Development Fund through the Public Engagement with Research Unit in order to develop a new approach for engaging young children with nature and the environment. The project, Wild Citizens! – enabling children to become active environmental citizens, […]

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November 30, 2021
Family science engagement

Recently, our colleague Dr Neta Shaby presented to the Education School on her work on family science learning and engagement. Among other things, Neta highlighted work with Dr. Dana Vedder-Weiss (Ben Gurion University), from her recent ESERA 2021 presentation: Accumulating evidence suggests that much of what people come to know about the world, including the […]

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November 18, 2021
Maths colleagues present on mastery

Maths colleagues, including MSHE member Ros Hyde presented their work at the last BSRLM day conference. Hyde, Rosalyn; Archer, Rosa; Bamber, Sally [PRESENTATION] Understandings and perceptions of mastery approaches to mathematics: The case of beginning secondary teachers This study reports on the perceptions and understanding of beginning teachers regarding mastery approaches to secondary mathematics teaching […]

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