Developmental Research in Inquiry-Based Mathematics Teaching

Professor Barbara Jaworski
Loughborough University, United Kingdom
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Barbara Jaworski is Professor of Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University. She has been Chair of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) and President of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME), and she was, for six years, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education (JMTE). Her main research interest concerns the ways in which mathematics teaching develops, particularly through critical inquiry in which teachers and educators engage together in research. This has involved collaboration to form inquiry communities with teachers as all levels of schooling, most recently in projects in Norway. She is currently engaged in exploring the teaching of mathematics at university level.

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Design based research as a framework for promoting research-informed adoptions of inquiry oriented science teaching

C. P. Constantinou
Learning in Science Group, University of Cyprus

C. P. Constantinou is a Professor in Science Education and Director of the Learning in Science Group at the University of Cyprus. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge and has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington State University and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Washington. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Science Education and the Educational Research Review and he is serving as a reviewer in other international research journals including Learning and Instruction and the Journal of Research in Science Teaching. His research interests focus on the learning and teaching of science as a process of inquiry and the use of educational technologies as a tool for promoting critical evidence-based thinking. The Learning in Science Group uses the results of this research in the development of online and conventional learning environments, such as the STOCHASMOS platform, and research-based teaching-learning sequences to promote conceptual understanding and scientific thinking. Dr. Constantinou has co-ordinated a number of projects funded by the European Commission and the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. He has participated in the High Level Working Group that authored the report Europe needs more Scientists! in 2004; he was the Rapporteur in a group of experts that carried out the mid-term evaluation of the EC Science in Society program in FP6 and he currently participates in an expert panel reflecting on the educational outreach programme of the European Space Agency and its future evolution. Finally, he has served as a member of the Board of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and of the European Association of Science Education Researchers (ESERA).

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