Externally funded research projects

These research projects are or have been undertaken at the Graduate School of Education as part of the Centre for Science, Maths and Technology Education. Please click on the project title for further detail.

Awarded To

Project Title


Dr Taro Fujita, Dr  Kleine-Staarman
Prof Mikio Miyazaki and Mr Koki Yui (Shinshu University)
Developing group thinking measure test with mobile technology Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Dr Nasser Mansour
University of Waikato, New Zealand and National Priority Research Program NCED, Qatar University
Connecting science and mathematics instruction in schools through exploratory talk and inquiry Qatar National Research Fund
Dr Taro Fujita
Dr Mikio Miyazaki (Shinshu University)
Group thinking measure and collaborative learning in mathematics in the UK and Japan British Academy
Dr Kerry Chappell, Hetherington CREATIONS - Developing an Engaging Science Classroom European Commission
Lindsay Hetherington
Umea Universitet, Sweden (leading institution); Hudiksvalls kommun, Sweden; Devon County Council
Young Enquiring Minds EU Comenius Regio Partnership Scheme
Lindsay Hetherington, Professor  Wegerif
University of Education, Freiburg (leading institution)
Innovative Networks for Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Education (INSTEM) EU Lifelong Learning Programme: Comenius
Sibel Kazak, Professor  Wegerif STATSTALK (Studying the Development of Young Students' Conceptual Understanding in Statistics through Mediation by Technological Tools and Talk)
EU Marie Curie Fellowship
Dr Ben Williamson, Professor  Barnes, Hetherington, Dr  Mansour, Associate Professor  Postlethwaite, Professor  Wegerif Catalyst Initiative 2010 ('Inter-teaching': Digital practitioner networks in STEM teacher education) Hewlett Packard
Professor Rupert Wegerif, Dr  Allan, Hetherington, Dr  Mansour, Dr  Martin, Dr  Morgan, Associate Professor  Postlethwaite, Dr  Skinner
with Marchmont; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India; Pamukkale University, Turkey; American University in Beirut, Lebanon; Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; Tunku Abdul Rahman College, Malaysia
Science Education for Diversity
European Commission FP7
Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite, Dr  Skinner An action research partnership to enhance learning in science focusing on the KS2/3 transition ARIELS (Action Research Inspiring and Enhancing Learning in Science) AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust
Carol Murphy, Associate Professor  Fisher, Professor  Wegerif Talking Counts: An intervention programme to investigate and develop the role of exploratory talk in young children's arithmetic
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Associate Professor Keith Postlethwaite
Co-participant: Dr. Linda Haggarty, Open University
The Thinking and Practice of New Science and Mathematics Teachers The Leverhulme Trust