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Children and parents as engineers (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Edmonds, J., Lewis, F., & Fogg-Rogers, L. (2019, January). Children and parents as engineers. Presented at Association for Science Education Conference 2019 in Birmingham

Report on the research of the children as engineers project and discussion of work on research on the impact of parental involvement on interest of primary children in science and engineering

Children as engineers: A toolkit for multidisciplinary STEM education (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, F., Edmonds, J., & Fogg-Rogers, L. (2018, December). Children as engineers: A toolkit for multidisciplinary STEM education. Presented at OfS: Experimaental and Innovation teaching and Learning Dissemination

Many UK primary school teachers lack confidence in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject knowledge and ability to teach STEM subjects. Outreach can enhance learning and engagement within these subjects but provision is... Read More about Children as engineers: A toolkit for multidisciplinary STEM education.

The process of involving children with autism in the design of a museum-based application (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Magkafa, D., & Newbutt, N. (2018, April). The process of involving children with autism in the design of a museum-based application. Paper presented at 22nd Annual Museums and the Web conference

Museums are considered active institutions that facilitate the possibility of self- directed learning and exploration. Decades have passed since the implementation of Disability Act (1995) and we have seen the incorporation of inclusive practices in... Read More about The process of involving children with autism in the design of a museum-based application.

Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of theory – the case of compressed knowledge in mathematics (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, A. (2018, April). Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of theory – the case of compressed knowledge in mathematics. Paper presented at 9th British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME 9)

This paper aimed to examine how pre-service teachers perceive the theory of compressed knowledge in mathematics; hoping to bring new knowledge to the issue of how to link theory and practice in initial teacher education. Twelve pre-service teachers a... Read More about Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of theory – the case of compressed knowledge in mathematics.

Interactive virtual archaeology: Constructing the prehistoric past at Avebury henge (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L. (2016, December). Interactive virtual archaeology: Constructing the prehistoric past at Avebury henge. Paper presented at Virtual Environments and Advanced Interfaces Workshop at IUCC 2016

— Avebury Henge is situated approximately 20 miles north of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, U.K. and contains the largest known Neolithic stone circle in Europe. It is part of the Avebury, Stonehenge and Associated Sites World Heritage Site but is less well... Read More about Interactive virtual archaeology: Constructing the prehistoric past at Avebury henge.

Music in 3D virtual environments: Exploring learning affordances (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L., & Green, J. (2014, November). Music in 3D virtual environments: Exploring learning affordances. Paper presented at World Congress on Education

This paper discusses the current research and understanding of the effects of music on learning, with a particular focus on the affordances of the effects of music in computer-generated, 3D virtual environments and virtual worlds. Music has different... Read More about Music in 3D virtual environments: Exploring learning affordances.

Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Knight, B. (2014, September). Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas. Paper presented at British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference 2014

Teaching is a complex affair in which teachers manage a range of classroom variables and dynamics in the pursuit of pupil learning. Teacher education and NQT probationary monitoring tends to focus attention on systems and protocols such as planning,... Read More about Room to breathe: Insights from pre-service teachers and NQTs on professional development through informal complementary placements overseas.

The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Falconer, L., & Gil Ortega, M. C. (2014, March). The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments. Paper presented at 4th Global Conference on Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds

The MA Education in Virtual Worlds is an entirely online programme that facilitates the study of virtual world environments as places where learning can take place. The synchronous tutorials, workshops and seminar sessions all take place in the virt... Read More about The effects of group dynamics on learning in virtual world environments.

Ten steps policy analysis: constructed subjects and dominant discourses (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Brine, J. (2008, April). Ten steps policy analysis: constructed subjects and dominant discourses. Presented at Research Workshop

This presentation, given to doctoral students at Leeds Metropolitan University, 2008, details a 10-step approach to reading the policy text. The powerpoint presentation provides an example of this.