Researching science education, computer science education and learning technologies.
We are interested in understanding and developing science and computer science education, and the use of technology to support learning.
Our work focuses in particular on the contribution of innovative theoretical, methodological and pedagogic approaches to formal and informal Science & Technology education research.
Drawing on both theory and practice, our research explores:
Whole school SEND Review Process Evaluation Cathy Lewin, Stephen Morris (PERU), Peter Hick, Andrew Smith (PERU) and Kate Lister. Education Endowment Foundation £452K (November 2019 – January 2024)
Raising aspirations through science culture in schools. Amanda Smith & Rita Smith. (Manchester Met widening participation) for National Collaborative Outreach Programme £16K (January 2018 - July 2018)
de Freitas, E. (2019) Science studies and the multiple earth: Bruno Latour's risky diplomacy. Cultural studies-Critical Methodologies DOI 10.1177/1532708619880220
de Freitas, E. & Weaver, J. (2019) Rethinking social inquiry in the wake of science studies: Transdiscipline pursuits in times of climate change, information flows, and fading democracies. Cultural studies-Critical Methodologies
Goshtasbpour, F., Swinnerton, B. & Morris, N.P. (2020) Look who’s talking: Exploring instructors' contributions to Massive Open Online Courses British Journal of Educational Technology. 51(1), pp 228-244