Royal Society Education Research Fellowship awarded
Friday, September 16, 2011
Dr Judith Hillier has recently been awarded a Royal Society Education Research Fellowship. These fellowships are for academics in the UK researching physics and mathematics education who are at an early stage of their career and have the potential to become leaders in their field.
Through this scheme, which is supported by The Ogden Trust and The Company of Actuaries Charitable Trust, the Royal Society aims to develop and support robust, evidence-based research which can inform national education policy and practice. Over the next two years, Judith will be researching how physics teachers and physics teacher educators explain key physics concepts and the use they make of different teaching resources, with a view to developing a tool to help student teachers of physics better evaluate their own explanations.