Improving STEM education in Southeast Asia

| 2019, research

Professor Samia Khan from the University of Dundee’s School of Education and Social Work, is partnering with universities in Southeast Asia in a project to improve the quality of teacher education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The project will examine how modelling is taught to future science teachers in Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, focusing on modeling as a key scientific practice which cuts across all of the STEM subjects. In June, the University of Dundee hosted partners from Southeast Asia: R. Ahmad Zaky El Islami from Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa in Indone...

Redefining Dundee's legacy: In conversation with Professor Mary McAleese

| 2019, research

Dundee’s inspiring past and exciting present will be explored by a former President of Ireland, during a live discussion at V&A Dundee next week. Professor Mary McAleese, who led the country from 1997 to 2011, will join a panel of community education experts from the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow to discuss Dundee’s shifting legacy and the key issues around community engagement and empowerment. Professor McAleese, Professor of Children, Law and Religion at the University of Glasgow, said, “Today’s children will craft their future with the tools we give them. Resilient famil...

University academics awarded RSA Fellowships

| 2019, research

Two academics from the University of Dundee have been awarded prestigious fellowships to the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), celebrating their outstanding contribution to social progress and development. Dundee’s Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work, and Dr Megan O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, will join the worldwide fellowship of more than 29,000 individuals who have made significant contributions to their fields, including Dame Judi Dench and Bob Dylan. Dr Kumari Campbell, an expert in Disability Studies and Social Theor...

Research into primary to secondary school transitions presented to policy makers

| Research, 2019

A group from the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee recently presented the findings of their systematic literature review focussing on international research related to primary to secondary school transitions.  Professor Divya Jindal-Snape, Dianne Cantali, Dr Beth Hannah, along with Dr Stephen MacGillivray from the School of Nursing & Health Sciences, were invited to present their findings from the Scottish Government funded project at seminars on 24th April and 14th May 2019. The events were attended by nearly 80 policy makers.  The project looked at the impact o...

Bronze Athena Swan award for the School of Education and Social Work

| 2019, research

In April 2019, the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee was awarded a Departmental Athena SWAN Bronze Award. This is a significant achievement and is testament to the School’s commitment to gender equality. The School of Education and Social Work is the first AHSSBL (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law) School at the University of Dundee to receive an Athena SWAN Award. Furthermore, it is one of only three Social Work departments and one of only eleven Education/Community Education departments across the UK to hold an award. In 2013, the University of Dundee...