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Effecting Principled Improvement in STEM Education

Research publications

Publications relating to the project can be downloaded below. More will be added as they become available.

On the intervention as a whole

A research-informed dialogic-teaching approach to early secondary-school mathematics and science: the pedagogical design and field trial of the epiSTEMe intervention. Open access

On classroom dialogue

Teacher interventions in small group work in secondary mathematics and science lessons. Open access

A dialogic approach to plenary problem synthesis. Paper

On individual topic modules

Rational number and proportional reasoning in early secondary school: towards principled improvement in mathematics. Access.

Principled improvement in science: Forces and proportional relations in early secondary-school teaching. Access

Developing a research-informed teaching module for learning about electrical circuits at lower secondary school level: supporting personal learning about science and the nature of science Access

Chance by design: devising an introductory probability module for implementation at scale in English early-secondary education. Preprint Access

Background research

Using international study series and meta-analytic research syntheses to scope pedagogical development aimed at improving student attitude and achievement in school mathematics and science. Preprint Access

Earlier papers

The epiSTEMe project: Devising a pedagogical intervention to support development of a dialogic teaching approach to early-secondary-school mathematics and science. Paper

The epiSTEMe pedagogical approach: essentials, rationales and challenges. Paper

Effecting Principled Improvement in STEM Education: Research-based pedagogical development for student engagement and learning in early secondary-school physical science and mathematics. Paper