The Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre (MaSE) focuses on how people, communities and cultures acquire and use knowledge in mathematics and science. For our most up-to-date events and activities, visit our blog: http://blog.soton.ac.uk/mshe/.
We work with learners, teachers, schools, and regional, national and international organisations, to study and develop ways of advancing learning and teaching. Our work aims to develop theories and methods that contribute to equity for all learners and inform new visions for student achievement and for the professional development of mathematics and science educators. We especially seek to inform the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) agenda, at a UK national level and internationally.
Our research focuses on:
Members of the Centre have extensive experience as researchers, teacher-educators, and teachers in a variety of contexts. We are pro-active in seeking and maintaining strong links with the professional community and with policy-makers. We are a stakeholder in the DCSF National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), an associate of the DCSF Further Mathematics Support Programme (with our role being for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight), and we host the DCSF Science Learning Centre for the south-east of England.
Funded research projects in the Centre include studies funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the DCSF, the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA), and the Wellcome Trust. We have a very successful track-record in supporting individual research students in winning research studentships and post-doctoral fellowships from the ESRC.
Centre activities include seminars from internal and external speakers, as well as interactive workshops.
Our research students work on a variety of projects in mathematics and science education.
Contact: Prof Lianghuo Fan
We have been partners in projects involving universities in Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Sweden.
Beyond Europe, we have strengthening links with universities in China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, in Australia and New Zealand, and in Canada, Brazil and the USA.
The MaSE research centre offers an MSc in Mathematics and Science Education programme
MSc Education Mathematics and Science
Postgraduate opportunities related to Maths and Science Education also include the MPhil/PhD programme offered by the Southampton Education School which can be undertaken under the supervision of our centre’s members. If you are interested in undertaking postgraduate studies in Mathematics or Science Education please contact Prof Lianghuo Fan
|Staff Member||Primary Position|
|Lisa Bagust||Life Lab Teaching Fellow|
|Christian Bokhove||Lecturer in Mathematics Education|
|Jenny Byrne||Associate Professor in Education|
|Ian Campton||Senior Teaching Fellow|
|Julie-Ann Edwards||Principal Teaching Fellow|
|Ruth Edwards||Senior Teaching Fellow (Mathematics Ed)|
|Caro Garrett||Senior Teaching Fellow (Physics Ed.)|
|Lois G George||Postgraduate Researcher on Mathematics Interventions|
|Marcus Grace||Head of Academic Unit|
|Janice Griffiths||Director, Mathematics and Science Learning Centre|
|Carys Farrell Hughes||Project Lead (Senior Teaching Fellow)|
|Ros Hyde||Principal Teaching Fellow|
|Keith Jones||Associate Professor|
|Donna Lovelock||LifeLab Teaching Fellow|
|Farai Makoni||Postgraduate research student|
|Zhenzhen Miao||Postgraduate research student|
|Matt Perks||Senior Teaching Fellow|
|Julie Reynolds||Senior Teaching Fellow|
|Willeke Rietdijk||Senior Research Assistant|
|Colin Stevens||Senior Teaching Fellow|
|Charis Voutsina||Lecturer in Mathematics Education|
|Yi Wang||Postgraduate research student|
|Kathryn Woods-Townsend||LifeLab Programme Manager|
|Effectiveness of using interactive whiteboards in promoting mathematical thinking - Dormant||Dormant|
|External evaluation of the Physics Action Research programme||Active|
|Towards evidence-based practice in science education ESRC TLRP network - Dormant||Dormant|
|Evaluation of the effectiveness of play provision in Sure Start Central - Dormant||Dormant|
|Developing mathematics through contexts (DMtC) project - Dormant||Dormant|
|Cross-national study of the generation of geometrical knowledge in lower secondary school mathematics - Dormant||Dormant|
|Role of friendship groups as mediators of effective mathematics learning in secondary schools - Dormant||Dormant|
|Teachers' views on teaching Darwin-related science topics - Dormant||Dormant|
|Teaching controversial environmental issues - Dormant||Dormant|
|Approaches to teaching Darwin-related topics - Dormant||Dormant|
|Nature of the conceptual understanding of single-digit addition - Dormant||Dormant|
|Primary trainee teachers' knowledge of geometrical concepts and their classroom performance - Dormant||Dormant|
|Children moving beyond initial success in problem solving - Dormant||Dormant|
|Stakeholders’ views on STEM-related work experience for school pupils||Active|
|Evaluation of RSC Chemistry at Work programme - Dormant||Dormant|
|Knowledge domains and teacher effectiveness in mathematics - Dormant||Dormant|
|Making informed decisions about sustainability (MIDAS) - Dormant||Dormant|
|Evaluation of the National Action Research in Physics Programme||Active|
|Audience Segmentation Analysis: Motivation and Barriers to STEM employment||Active|
|Cross-phase sustainable development education - Dormant||Dormant|
|CalGeo: teaching calculus using dynamic geometric tools - Dormant||Dormant|
|21st Century Science: evaluation of teaching for scientific enquiry - Dormant||Dormant|