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Eleanor Byrne

Eleanor Byrne MA, BA (Hons)

Senior Research Fellow


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

    Centre for Science Education

    Social Sciences and Humanities

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

  • Research

    • Centre for Science Education
  • Publications

    Bevins, S., Brodie, M. and Brodie, E. (2010) The views of five participating undergraduate students of the Student Associates Scheme in England. Teacher Development, 14 (1) 29-44

    Brodie, E. (2009) Confidence and Knowledge: Primary Teachers as In-School Science Coordinators. A paper to be presented at the National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Garden Grove, USA.

    Bevins, S., Brodie, E., and Thompson, M. (2008), Current Perceptions of the Impact of SES on Science Participation and Attainment: a focus group investigation of pupils, teachers and parents. SES and Science Education Report. The Royal Society, London.

    BYRNE, Eleanor, BOOTH, Josephine, BEVINS, Stuart and BULLOUGH, Andy (2017). Chain reaction final report. Project Report. SCIENTEX.

    STRAW, Suzanne, COLDWELL, Michael, POET, Helen, BYRNE, Eleanor, STIELL, Bernadette and WORTH, Jack (2017). Maths and physics teacher supply package. Project Report. London, UK, Department for Education.

    BEVINS, Stuart, BYRNE, Eleanor, BRODIE, Marilyn and PRICE, Gareth (2011). English Secondary school students' perceptions of school science and science and engineering. Science Education International, 22 (4), 255-265.

    BYRNE, Eleanor and BRODIE, Marilyn (2011). Cross curricular teaching and learning in the secondary school : science. Routledge.

    Bevins, S., Brodie, M. and Brodie, E. (2007), The Student Associates Scheme: Implications for the Quality of Initial teacher Training (ITT) in England and Wales. A paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Ghent, Belgium.

    Brodie, E. (2006), Wider Horizons Work Placement Scheme Evaluation Report. Women in SET, Sheffield Hallam University.

    Bevins, S., Brodie, M. and Brodie, E. (2006), Using a Knowledge Framework and Science and Engineering Role Models to Enhance Physics Teaching and Learning in UK Secondary Schools. A paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Geneva, Switzerland.

    Bevins, S., Brodie, M. and Brodie, E. (2003), UK Secondary School Pupils' Perceptions of Science and Engineering. A report for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC).

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