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Taber Research Group

Keith S Taber's Research Group


The Faculty of Education does NOT currently have formal research groups in the way that is typical in some other disciplines. All academic staff and research students are members of larger research grouping, and Dr Keith S Taber is a member (and is the Chair) of the Science, Technology & Mathematics Education academic group.

Dr Taber's informal group is primarily made up of colleagues (students and collaborators) who are exploring aspects of learning and teaching in science.


Supervised graduate projects

Student projects supervised in the past by Dr Taber concerned such themes as constructivist teaching; students' intuitive thinking; problem solving and thought experiments in science; student metacognition in science; student practical work in science; student understanding of science concepts; creative approaches to science teaching; independent learning in science; gifted learners... (See a list of examples of completed graduate thesis projects supervised by Dr Taber.)


Academic visitors

Dr Taber has hosted the following international scholars:

  • Richard Cisneros: Directive Council of Programa Adopte Un Talento, Mexico (2014)
  • Dr Didem Kılıç: Aksaray University Faculty of Education, Turkey (2013)
  • Dr Manabu Sumida: Ehime University, Matsuyama City, Japan (2012)
  • Prof. Canan Nakiboğlu: Necatibey Education Faculty, Balıkesir, Turkey (2011)
  • Prof. Avi Hofstein: Department of Science Teaching, Weizmann Institute, Israel (2009)
  • Dr Oktay Bektas: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2007-8)
  • Prof. Qiyong Cai: Chongqing Education College, P.R. China (2007-8)
  • Dr Alejandra Garcia-Franco: Learning Science Laboratory, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico (2005)
  • Prof. Richard Coll: University of Waikato, New Zealand (2004)

Please note: invitations to scholars to be official academic visitors to the Faculty of Education are made by the Head of Faculty after formal applications have been made through the relevant academic group. Individual members of staff cannot offer formal visits to colleaguers (Link to Information on academic visitors to the academic group)