Teaching and Learning
The key focus in this research programme is on the way in which evidence derived from research can lead to improved teaching and learning.
- Mathematics & ICT, curriculum and assessment [PDF:1.4MB]
- Developing curriculum pathways in mathematics – phase one
- Developing curriculum pathways in mathematics – phase two
- Leeds NCETM Pathfinders Final Report [PDF:135KB]
- Leeds NCETM March 12 Slide Show [PDF:77KB]
- Technologies which enhance student engagement with mathematics and promote teacher continued professional development across key stages 2 and 3 [PDF:60KB]
- Secondary National Strategy: Effective practice in Interactive Teaching.
Using recent research findings from two ESRC-funded research projects, members of the CSSME worked with officers of the National Strategy and a large group of teachers to develop short teaching sequences to introduce key scientific ideas to students at ks3.
- Dialogic Teaching in Science Classrooms
This project focuses on the talk of science classrooms and the ways in which teachers interact with pupils to make the scientific point of view available to them, and to support them in coming to be able to understand and to apply it.
- 21st Century Science Evaluation: Students’ understandings of science explanations and ideas-about-science
This evaluation project is focusing on the Core 21st Century Science course whose central aims are to equip students with a deep understanding of key Science Explanations and an understanding of certain Ideas-about-Science.
- BBC Science Clips
In 2003, following consultation with teachers, the BBC commissioned the production of a major new resource, ‘Science Clips’, to support primary science, particularly the development of children’s conceptual understanding.
- Students’ Experience of Undergraduate Mathematics
This joint, longitudinal, three-year study examined the progress and attitudes of a cohort of undergraduate mathematics students in two English universities.
- Towards Evidence-Based Practice In Science Education
This project is working with teachers to devise and evaluate short teaching packages, based on research evidence, to teach some key ideas in science more effectively to students aged 11-14.
- Teaching about the Nature of Scientific Knowledge and Investigation on A/AS Level Science Courses
This project developed teaching resources designed to promote students’ understandings about aspects of the nature of science in A/AS level science courses.
- Language and Learning in Science
This research work is focussing on the ways in which teachers guide classroom talk to make available scientific concepts to high school students and to support those students in developing an understanding of the concepts.
- Moving from Occasional to Regular Use of ICT in Mathematics Classes
This research investigated aspects of teaching and learning over sustained periods with ICT in upper secondary mathematics classes.
- Undergraduate Learning in Science Project
ULISP is an interdepartmental collaboration at the University of Leeds carrying out research into undergraduate learning in science.
- Labwork in Science Education
This project focused upon teaching and learning through laboratory work at the upper secondary level (i.e. age 16-18) and early undergraduate level (i.e. age 18-20).
- An Investigation into Students’ Global A-Level Mathematics Performance and their Performance in Routine and Non-Routine Questions
This study concerns student performance in pre-university examination questions. In particular whether lower attaining students in mathematics examinations generally gain their marks on routine parts of questions.
- Young people’s understanding of, and attitudes to, ‘the new genetics’
The aim of this project was to provide a ‘snap shot’ of young people’s understanding of and attitudes to gene technology as they came to the end of their compulsory science education.
- Teaching and Learning Science in the Primary Classroom
The focus of this work is on the ways in which teachers can support the development of scientific concepts in children, particularly in the age range 7-11.