New LSRI Postdoctoral Fellow

The LSRI welcomes back Dr Jonathan Halls. Johnny, an ex-LSRI PhD student, has been awarded a 3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship from the British Academy to pursue his research on ‘promoting children’s positive attitudes towards pro-environmental behaviours: encouraging understanding, agency and motivation through gamebooks’. The British Academy’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme is the Academy’s flagship programme for early career academics, based at universities around the UK. Johnny is part of the 2019/2020 cohort of 53 early career researchers to be awarded one of these highly competitive fellowships. Chief Executive of the British Academy, Robin Jackson, said: “We are delighted to welcome this new cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows to the Academy; competition for these awards is always keen, and I congratulate them on their success.” You can find more information about Johnny's project here. ...
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PhD position available

LSRI have a fully funded PhD position available to a student who meets the ESRC eligibility requirements and wishes to research how people learn to interpret fMRI. Its an interdisciplinary project applying theories from psychology, anthropology and education to understand how people read these apparently simply (but anything but) visualisations Follow the link below for more information https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPW266/esrc-dtp-collaborative-studentship-learning-to-see-how-do-social-scientists-learn-to-interpret-fmri?fbclid=IwAR0VBsivaUhkiPf0jSPdUSLl-RK3BlZmjQuTT4vm2uhB7VUlQzhpDvZld7I ...
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Mary Oliver publishes a new paper in Learning and Instruction

Does inquiry learning automatically help children learn in science? Some people believe the answer to this is a firm YES of COURSE and others NO WAY So read this paper written by John Jerrim, Mary Oliver and Sam Sims published today in Learning and Instruction to see what the data say about children in UK schools. It is currently available free without registration from this link ...
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LSRI PhD student Ipek Saralar’s Publication Success

Congratulations to Ipek Saralar who published her first journal article titled “The Evaluation of a Pre-service Mathematics Teacher’s TPACK: A Case of 3D Shapes with GeoGebra” in the International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education (IJTME). Below is the editor’s introduction to the paper. Want to read more? Contact Ipek on [email protected] or click here for her blog. “The first paper by Ipek Saralar, Mine Işıksal-Bostan and Didem Akyüz reports their findings from a case study about how a pre-service trainee teacher developed her technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) during her school experience. The mathematical topic is 3D shapes and the trainee teacher (Deniz) used GeoGebra to teach the topic. Deniz’s TPACK was assessed according to four themes: curriculum and assessment, learning, teaching, and access, comprising five levels of recognising, accepting, adapting, exploring and advancing. Through observations and interview, Saralar, Işıksal-Bostan and Akyüz found that Deniz’s TPACK showed an observable development in teaching with technology, and it seems dynamic and multiple...
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