Lauren Boath

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Lecturer

Bio

Biography

Dr Lauren Boath is a Lecturer in physics and science education in the School of Education and Social Work.  She currently teaches on the traditional route professional graduate diploma in education (PGDE), the postgraduate certificate in education (secondary) with supported induction route (PGCE(S) with SIR) and postgraduate diploma in education (secondary) partnership induction model (PGDE(S) PIM). Lauren developed and delivers a module in primary science teaching for early-career teachers within the MEd programme and supervises MEd dissertation students. 

Lauren has a background in higher education and as a teacher of physics and science in secondary schools in Scotland in both the independent and state sectors, having undertaken her first degree in Physics at the University of Strathclyde and teacher education (PGCE in physics with science) at the University of Dundee.  She completed a PhD in science education at Trinity College, Dublin. 

During a two-year secondment to Learning & Teaching Scotland and Education Scotland, Lauren had responsibility at a national level for developments in sciences, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for 3 - 18 years.  This included supporting implementation of Curriculum for Excellence and development of the new National Qualifications in sciences, and work on the 2012 Sciences Curriculum Area Impact Project Report and the Progress and Achievement of Levels in the Curriculum for Excellence for sciences. 

Since 2014, Lauren has been working with the School of Education and Social Work, whilst pursuing her research interests in science education, children’s voice and children’s rights, at Trinity College, Dublin.  Lauren had key responsibility in the oversight of development, accreditation and implementation fo the PGCE(S) with SIR and continues to oversee ongoing implementation of the programme and associated research, including acting as Assessment Convenor and module leader for Masters-level academic modules and professional practice modules.

Lauren's other research interests include:

teacher education and teacher professional learning;

children's rights and voice;

student voice.

 

Publications

Science learning beyond the teacher-led in Curriculum for Excellence : children’s aspirations and perceptions
11/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Different ways of educating new teachers : opportunities for mentoring the mentors
11/2018
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Mentoring the mentors
5/2018
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Children's perceptions of learning science beyond school
6/2017
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Children's experiences of science beyond schools : An exploration of children and young people’s experiences of, and attitudes to, learning science outside the school environment using children’s voice approaches, framed within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
6/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Children's experiences of science beyond school : An exploration of children and young people’s experiences of, and attitudes to, learning science outside the school environment using children’s voice approaches, framed within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
6/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Children's experiences of science beyond schools : An exploration of children and young people’s experiences of, and attitudes to, learning science outside the school environment using children’s voice approaches, framed within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
6/2016
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Learner Voice - an exploration of the use of an explicit United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child based approach to understand children and young people’s experiences of, and attitudes to, learning science outside the school
6/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Learner Voice - an exploration of the use of an explicit United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child based approach to understand children and young people’s experiences of, and attitudes to, learning science outside the school
5/2015
Research Output: Contribution To Conference > Paper

Theory and Practice: Teacher Professional : Reflective Practice Parts I and II
7/2012
Research Output: Non Textual > Digital or Visual Products

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Press

PGCE(secondary) with supported induction route

Lauren Boath

1/09/17

1 media contribution

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Activities

Designed for Diversity

Gemma Fraser (Member), Lauren Boath (Interviewee)
Nov 2017

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation

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Merged teaching course to see students paid wage while learning

Lauren Boath (Interviewee)
15 Sep 2017

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation

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Agenda: Providing Help and Support for Aspiring Teachers

Lauren Boath (Contributor)
7 Sep 2017

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation

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Scottish Universities Inclusion Group (External organisation)

Dianne Cantali (Member), Mary Knight (Member), Lauren Boath (Member), Donna Dey (Member)
1 Jul 2016 → …

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Biology: Advice, Guidance and Exemplification for National 5 Biology

Helen Higham (Contributor), Lauren Boath (Contributor)
2012

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Energy Security: Advice, Guidance and Exemplification for National 4 Physics

Lauren Boath (Contributor)
2012

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Food Security: Advice, Guidance and Exemplification for National 5 Biology

Lauren Boath (Contributor)
2012

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Health and Disease: Advice, Guidance and Exemplification for National 4 Science

Helen Higham (Contributor), Lauren Boath (Contributor)
2012

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Health and Disease: Advice, Guidance and Exemplification for National 5 Biology

Helen Higham (Contributor), Lauren Boath (Contributor)
2012

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Nuclear Chemistry: Advice, Guidance and Exemplification for National 5 Chemistry

Lauren Boath (Contributor), Nicola Nielsen (Contributor)
2012

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