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New publication out - Impact Assessment of STEM Initiatives in Improving Educational Outcomes by Pallavi Banerjee

Impact assessment of STEM initiatives in improving educational outcomes explores research evidence and labour market reports to show why successive governments think STEM education matters. It maps the policy background and the STEM crisis in the UK which led to the launch of the STEM informal education sector. These schemes funded by the government, educational charities and private organisations have now mushroomed at the local and national level. In the midst of so many activities for various age groups do we know what works or works better for specific group of students? Does one size fit all? The book provides a detailed report of a longitudinal national evaluation conducted in the UK by making use of official datasets.

 

New research project underway on 'Group thinking measure and collaborative learning in mathematics in the UK and Japan'

This project, lead by Taro Fujita, will investigate if the quality of group thinking impacts on learning in mathematics work comparing UK primary students with Japanese students. 

 

CREATIONS - Developing an Engaging Science Classroom

Dr Lindsay Hetherington is co-investigator on this project, which is funded with the Horizon 2020 Framework of the European Commission.  The CREATIONS coordination action aims to demonstrate innovative approaches and activities that involve teachers and students in Scientific Research through creative ways that are based on Art and focus on the development of effective links and synergies between schools and research infrastructures in order to spark young people’s interest in science and in following scientific careers.

In this short film, Kerry Chappell, PI for Exeter on this project, discusses the research being conducted by the CREATIONS project team and its impact. Further details about the project can be found on the project website.

Visiting Speaker - Dr Colin Foster (University of Nottingham)

As part of the Graduate School of Education Research Seminar Series, the STEM Centre will be hosting Dr Colin Foster on Tuesday 24 October, his seminar entitled 'Developing mathematical fluency: exercises or rich tasks?'. Please see the events listing for full details.

 

Visiting Speaker - Dr Laura Black (University of Manchester)

In June 2018 the Centre will also be hosting Dr Laura Black as part of the GSE Research Seminar.  Further details about the seminar will be available nearer the time.

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30 January 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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27 February 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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27 March 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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24 April 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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29 May 2018

STEM Centre meeting

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5 June 2018

Seminar by Dr Laura Black (University of Manchester) Deepening Engagement in Mathematical Learning: A question of ‘identity’?

This seminar will focus on the concept of identity and its value for exploring both engagement in learning and alienation from formal schooling. I will draw on work from across our research projects which have looked at students’ relationships with mathematics in a variety of contexts, including post 16 A-level mathematics, mathematically demanding programmes at university and more recently in early primary school (aged 5-6 years old). I will argue that identity provides a useful way to understand how our experiences ‘in practice’ become crystallised (through reflection) into statements about who we are as a person – for example, ‘I did this well’ may become ‘maths makes sense to me’ and eventually ‘I am gifted at maths’. Our work in this area has considered how students’ mathematical identities are mediated by practices which are classed, gendered etc. Therefore, in this seminar, I will argue that researching ‘identity’ is not merely a matter of addressing the STEM agenda by increasing engagement (and participation) in mathematically related subjects, but rather it can provide a lens through which to study the function mathematics plays in re-producing broader social inequalities in education.. Full details
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26 June 2018

STEM Centre meeting

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31 July 2018

STEM Centre meeting

The Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education (STEM) brings together academics and research students concerned with aspects of education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Full details
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