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New Doctor of Learning Sciences


Congratulations to Dr Rafael Marquede Albuquerque who has graduated from the University of Nottigham with his PHD on teaching reflective gaming. We will miss you having you around but know our loss is Brazil's gain.

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From PhD to Lecturer


LSRI doctoral student Jess Mason has been appointed to a Lectureship at Sheffield University.  I am sure Sheffield students will benefit from her lively mind as much as we have

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National award for LSRI research student


LSRI doctoral student was awarded the 2015 Terry Furlong Award for Research by the National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE).  Congratulations!


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Doctoral student presents at Berlin Conference



Jamilah Alamri is making an oral presentation at the prestigous AACE 'Global Conference on Learning and Technology' in Berlin.  Her paper is entitled '(In)formality in social media discourse: The case of Saudi higher education'

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Paper on Tree of Life


An international collaboration funded by the US National Science Foundation explores how museums represent evolution and made some suggestions for redesign based upon psychological research. This paper is available as open access.

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Personal Inquiry Paper


Journal of the Learning Sciences published as open access today our paper which summarises the ESRC TEL three year project on Personal Inquiry. It was a joint project between the LSRI and the Open University and many members of the LSRI were involved in this project. Its available here 

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Two New Doctors of Learning Sciences


A winter graduation today we saw two members of our community offically gain their doctorates - Congratulations to Dr Matthew McFall (Thesis: Using heritages and practices of wonder to design a primary-school based intervention)  and to Dr Terry O"Brien (Exploring the mapping beween the symblic and approximate number systems).

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Visiting Fellow in China


Charles Crook is collaborating with East China Normal University, having been awarded support from the China Ministry of Education to be a Visiting Scholar

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Key note at the Mahara conference


Gordon Joyes together with colleagues Judith Waite (University of Nottingham) and Lisa Gray (JISC) delivered the opening key note for the 2014 Mahara conference – this covered research into large scale implementation of e-Portfolios in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and research into the application of a toolkit for implementation at the University of Nottingham.

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LSRI Graduate Appointed to Lectureship


Congratulations to Natasa Lackovic (recent LSRI doctoral graduate) on her appointment to a Lectureship in Education at Lancaster University

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