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Competing epistemologies in the construction of popular science (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Davis, P. (2018). Competing epistemologies in the construction of popular science

This paper focuses on how the personal epistemologies of scientists and science communicators shape their practices and interact with one another in the construction of popular science news. I present data from observations and interviews with scient... Read More

Transporting knowledge: a case study of meaning making on the pathways of science communication (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Davis, P. (2018). Transporting knowledge: a case study of meaning making on the pathways of science communication

In this paper I study scientists, reporters, and news readers as they produce and/or interpret scientific texts. Imagining all of these actors as science learners allows me to compare across their individual understandings to follow ideas through the... Read More

Formative assessment lessons for concept development and problem solving (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Swan, M., & Foster, C. (2018). Formative assessment lessons for concept development and problem solving

Formative assessment is the process by which teachers and students gather evidence of learning and then use this to adapt the way they teach and learn in the classroom. In this paper we describe a design research project in which we integrated format... Read More

Informal mentorship of new engineers in the workplace (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Davis, P., Vinson, A., & Stevens, R. (2017). Informal mentorship of new engineers in the workplace

Despite the long history of apprenticeship in engineering (Wilson, 1965), little is understood about the transition from school to work in the modern engineering workforce. How do new engineers gain experience and knowledge while also gaining trust a... Read More

Invasion of the energy monsters: a family board game about energy consumption (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Banerjee, A., Horn, M. S., & Davis, P. (2016). Invasion of the energy monsters: a family board game about energy consumption

We present Invasion of the Energy Monsters, a board game that attempts to highlight the role of family practices in household energy consumption. While household energy management activities — such as controlling heating and cooling systems — tend to... Read More

The use of cognitive clinical interviews to explore learning from video game play (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Holbert, N., Russ, R. S., & Davis, P. (2015). The use of cognitive clinical interviews to explore learning from video game play

As research about the learning that results when children play video games becomes more popular, questions arise about what methodological and analytical tools are most appropriate to access and document this learning. Thus far, researchers have most... Read More

On becoming a counselor: challenges and opportunities to support interpersonal skills training (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Slovak, P., Thieme, A., Murphy, D., Tennent, P., Olivier, P., & Fitzpatrick, G. (2015). On becoming a counselor: challenges and opportunities to support interpersonal skills training

Well-developed interpersonal skills are crucial for all social interactions. However, understanding how interpersonal skills are taught or learned, and how technology can play a part in this, is yet an under-researched area in CSCW and HCI research.... Read More

Re-conceptualising conceptual understanding in mathematics (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Kent, G., & Foster, C. (2015). Re-conceptualising conceptual understanding in mathematics

In this theoretical paper we explore interrelationships between conceptual and procedural understanding of mathematics in the context of individuals and groups. We question the enterprise of attempting to assess learners’ mathematical understanding b... Read More

Designing formative assessment lessons for concept development and problem solving (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Swan, M. (2015). Designing formative assessment lessons for concept development and problem solving

Formative assessment is the process by which teachers and students gather evidence of learning and then use this to adapt the way they teach and learn. I describe a design research project in which we integrated formative assessment strategies into l... Read More

Do subject specialists produce more useful feedback than non-specialists when observing mathematics lessons? (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Evans, S., Jones, I., & Dawson, C. (2014). Do subject specialists produce more useful feedback than non-specialists when observing mathematics lessons?

Schools, districts and inspectorates routinely use non-specialists to observe lessons for accountability and professional development purposes. However, there is little empirical research on how well non-specialists observe lessons. We describe two p... Read More

Understanding issues in mathematical problem solving and modeling: lessons from lesson study (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Wake, G., Foster, C., & Swan, M. (2014). Understanding issues in mathematical problem solving and modeling: lessons from lesson study

At the heart of our concern, and research, has been to understand how, in classroom learning, students might develop capabilities towards mathematical literacy (Steen, 2001). We have sought to gain insight into how to teach students to be able to app... Read More

Improving students’ understanding of algebra and multiplicative reasoning: did the ICCAMS intervention work? (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Hodgen, J., Coe, R., Brown, M., & Küchemann, D. (2014). Improving students’ understanding of algebra and multiplicative reasoning: did the ICCAMS intervention work?

In this paper we report on the intervention phase of an ESRC-funded project, Increasing Competence and Confidence in Algebra and Multiplicative Structures (ICCAMS). The intervention was designed to enable teachers to use formative assessment in mathe... Read More

The role of sample pupil responses in problem-solving lessons: perspectives from a design researcher and two teachers (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Evans, S., Mullins, N., & Waring, L. (2014). The role of sample pupil responses in problem-solving lessons: perspectives from a design researcher and two teachers

The benefits of learning mathematics by comparing, reflecting on and discussing multiple approaches to a problem are well-known (Silver, 2005). However, teachers using non-routine problem-solving tasks designed to encourage multiple approaches face c... Read More

The place and purpose of mathematics within post-16 vocational pathways (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Dalby, D. (2014). The place and purpose of mathematics within post-16 vocational pathways

Recent policy changes continue to raise the profile of mathematics in post-16 education but the integration of this seemingly academic subject within the context of vocational education remains challenging. In this paper evidence from a multi-method... Read More

The relevance of mathematics: The case of functional mathematics for vocational students (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Dalby, D. (2014). The relevance of mathematics: The case of functional mathematics for vocational students

This study of recent school-leavers in Further Education explores students’ opinions of relevance and how these are influenced by their experiences of different mathematics curricula in school and college. These vocational students are taught mathema... Read More