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Research Students

Research students currently associated with the Science & Technology Education Research Group include:

Aigerim Korzhumbayeva (email: - Exploring secondary school students' conceptual change in genetics using an adaptive learning digital tool

Elisa Izquierdo-Acebes - Towards an educational model of Scientific Explanation as a means to improve teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Elizabeth McGregor Jacobides (email [] []) - Exploring the links between the newly delineated ‘tinkering’ approach to inquiry-based learning and the Nature of Science (NOS); specifically how tinkering may allow for to primary students' (aged 8-11) learning about NOS (ResearchGate profile)

Georgios Viljas (email []) - Educational Escape Rooms - Design, implementation and impact analysis of immersive, problem-solving learning experiences in science education (Personal website, ResearchGate profile).

Jessica Dobrin - Investigating the Development of Conceptual Understanding in Secondary Science Students Engaged in Project-based Learning

Julie Bailey ( - Barriers to inclusion - behavioural measures of difficulty, discomfort and difference in adolescents with autism in mainstream schools

Cheung Kason Ka Ching ( - Students’ visualisation competence on and integration of textbook representations to understand photomicrograph: the case of villi (ResearchGate profile)

Hiba Hamdan ( ) - Developing a model of giftedness to inform an inquiry intervention that develops and reveals gifted students in Biology in Lebanon

Leonardo Goncalves Lago - Putting dialogue to work in Brazilian primary school: from teacher education to science lessons (ResearchGate profile)

Louise Vong - Characterising Conceptual Integration between Physics and Chemistry of A-level students in the UK

Luz María López-Gomez - Could the Science Laboratory activities in High School help to develop a better understanding of Nature of Science?

Maria Tsapali - Effects of different learning conditions in the fostering of late primary school children's decision-making skills on socio-scientific issues: An experimental study. (Website) (ResearchGate profile)

Ollie Hunter - Chemical Formulae and Equations as a social semiotic resource

Rina P.Y. Lai ( - The Design and Evaluation of a New Computerised Assessment of Computational Thinking (Personal website; ResearchGate profile)

Venus Hung - Pedagogy design to visualise reasoning along the hierarchical organisation in biology with the fusion of chemistry triplet

Vlad Ilin - Adoption of technology in learning

Xynyue (Cyndi) Li - Science learning with digital technology – An investigation into English secondary school students’ technology use and perspectives.

If you wish to contact a member of the group where contact details are not provided, please email Prof. Keith Taber [] to have a message passed on (please specify who you wish to contact).

Recent alumni include:

Dr Richard Brock: Making sense of making sense: A microgenetic multiple case study of five students’ developing conceptual compounds related to physics (Thesis deposited; Profile at KCL)

Sze Him (Dirac) Lam (email: Investigating pre-service science teachers’ situation-specific skills for informal formative assessment