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Projects and Expertise

Projects & Expertise

Here is a list of the research interests and research support expertise of current staff. Staff are always keen to work with schools, share knowledge and speak at events, so please do get in touch if you’d like to explore that option. Note that the list of expertise attached here is not exhaustive – feel free to contact exeterpartner@exeter.co.uk if you’d like to request a speaker on a particular topic.


Some current research project highlights:

Metatalk for Writing – exploring the impact of high-quality talk on students’ writing outcomes. http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/centres/writing/metatalkforwriting/

Born to Fail? Improving the literacy and numeracy skills of education’s Left Behind https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/socialmobility/projects/project/index.php?id=714

CREATIONS – Developing an engaging science classroom http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/centres/cristeme/projects/project/index.php?id=463  See teaching resources for primary and secondary schools: https://sciartsedu.co.uk/

The Craft of Writing: a project exploring how giving teachers an experience of a residential creative writing course changes their teaching of writing.

Transforming Transitions: a project exploring students’ experience of the transition from post-16 education to university with a focus on BTEC students and widening participation students.

Dialogue and Erasure: a project collaborating with a Brazilian team, investigating children’s thinking about writing as revealed when they collaborate on writing .

Improving classroom writing by enhancing reflexive decisions and practice: a project with Australian universities of Macquarie, Wollongong and Queensland exploring primary school children’s reflections and decision-making during writing.

Grammar and writing: a SSIF funded project, developing understanding of the relationship between grammar and choice in writing.

Writing the Future: this study is based in Qatar and looks at metadiscourse (how we position ourselves with the reader) in academic writing. It addresses second language learners of English but the concept of metadiscourse is relevant in England to both EAL teaching and academic writing across the curriculum.

Strategic partnership for Innovative in Data Analytics in Schools (http://blogs.exeter.ac.uk/spidasatexeter/)

Developing group thinking measure with mobile technology http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/projects/details/index.php?id=591

Institute of Coding summer school evaluation https://www.iocsummerschoolexeter.org/

Two frogs in a shoe – Mathematics teaching in primary education with the use of the teaching tool Dragonbox Numbers. A randomized controlled study. (with Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning)

Children and Nature: rapid synthesis of evidence http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/centres/cristeme/projects/project/index.php?id=642

SPISEY – Supporting Practices for Inclusive Schooling & Education for Youth http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/centres/specialeducationalneeds/projects/project/index.php?id=633

Review of evidence on behaviour http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/research/centres/specialeducationalneeds/projects/project/index.php?id=634

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