Dr Nasser Mansour
Senior Lecturer in Science Education, Programme Director MSc Educational Research


Research interests

Main research interests are in aspects of teaching and learning in science,  including Cooperative Learning, STS (Science, Technology and Society education); controversial issues, scientific literacy, the relationship between religion and science education; learners’ ideas, misconceptions, alternative conceptions and alternative frameworks; constructivism in science education; learner thinking; creative thinking in science explanations in science; teaching about the nature of science; science teachers’ beliefs and practices, teacher professional development; Multi-cultural studies in science education, Grounded Theory, ICT, E-learning, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning CSCL, Graphical argumentation.

Research projects

  • Training facilitators to help with illiteracy, Ministry of Education, Egypt.
  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and Continental Professional Development (CPD) with the Partnership Office of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Exeter, UK. The research project included questionnaire design, pilot study, analysis of statistical and qualitative data, and use of SPSS and Nvivo programmes.
  • EC research project called ARGUNAUT: a project trying to merge cutting edge pedagogical understanding of online argumentation and dialogic learning with artificial intelligence aimed at developing awareness tools for moderators involved in facilitating multiple.
  • managing the UK government funded InterLoc project. InterLoc realises Digital Dialogue Games for learning and thinking through combining synchronous group interaction and personal activities.

Research networks

  • The Editorial Review Board for The Science Education Review
  • Reviewer for Journal of Public Understanding of Science,
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA), Notts, UK
  • A reviewer for BERA conference
  • European Science Educational Research Association (ESERA). Utrecht, Netherlands (794)
  • British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), London, UK
  • National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Baltimore, USA
  • A revierwer for the International Journal of Science Education
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (Earli), Leuven, Belgium

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