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Eleanor Byrne MA, BA (Hons)

Senior Research Fellow


Summary

Senior Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University's Centre for Science Education

About

Project manager for Global Science Explorers, the Astra Zeneca Science Teaching Trust funded project working with teachers and pupils to explore exciting Environmental Science activities and investigations; Triple Crossed, the second phase of the original Double Crossed Project. Cross-curricular teacher resource development project using science, history and citizenship; and Student Associates Scheme, the TDA funded school placement scheme for undergraduates interested in a future career in teaching (2008–2011)

Teacher-led continuing professional development (CPD)
Cross-curricular learning, particularly the use of history and historical methodology in school science
Confidence and understanding - the role of the primary school science coordinator
Undergraduates' perceptions of teaching
Environmental science in the school classroom
Research evaluation

Teaching

Social Sciences and Arts

Science for All
Engineering Science
Member of the Women in SET team

Publications

Journal articles

Byrne, E. (2017). Ecogothic Dislocations in Hanya Yanagihara’s The People in the Trees. Interventions, 19 (7), 962-975. http://doi.org/10.1080/1369801X.2017.1403942

Bevins, S., Byrne, E., Brodie, M., & Price, G. (2011). English Secondary school students' perceptions of school science and science and engineering. Science Education International, 22 (4), 255-265. http://www.icaseonline.net/

Book chapters

Booth, J., & Byrne, E. (2019). Science education funding in Europe and the inspiration for Chain Reaction. In Bevins, S., Lehane, L., & Booth, J. (Eds.) Comparative perspectives on inquiry-based science education. (pp. 12-32). ICI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5439-4.ch002

Books

Byrne, E., & Brodie, M. (2011). Cross curricular teaching and learning in the secondary school : science. Routledge.

Reports

Maxwell, B., Clague, L., Byrne, E., Culliney, M., Coldwell, M., Hobson, A., & Glentworth, A. (2018). Retain: CPD for Early Career Teachers of KS1Pilot report and executive summary. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Retain.pdf

Byrne, E., Booth, J., Bevins, S., & Bullough, A. (2017). Chain reaction final report. SCIENTEX.

Straw, S., Coldwell, M., Poet, H., Byrne, E., Stiell, B., & Worth, J. (2017). Maths and physics teacher supply package. London, UK: Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/624769/Maths_and_physics_teacher_supply_package-report.pdf

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