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Gareth Price

Senior Lecturer


Summary

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Science Education (CSE) in Sheffield Hallam University four days a week where I conduct research and develop teaching and learning materials. My research interests centre around inquiry and the strategies that support students becoming active constructors of their own knowledge.

I am engaged in a PhD looking at the place of creativity in the science classroom and have presented on this topic at conferences in the UK and Indonesia. I am a published author of school textbooks and software for the UK national and international markets.

About

Having graduated from London University with a Botany and Zoology degree I started my career as a teacher of science, mathematics, humanities and English to 14-16 year olds at Countesthorpe College in Leicestershire. During that time I wrote the first Mode III GCSE course to be approved by SEAC which was the body that oversaw examinations prior to the introduction of the National Curriculum. After 14 years at Countesthorpe I moved on to work as an educational publisher of science and mathematics textbooks in London. After 15 years I left publishing to work at the Centre for Science Education to work on curriculum development projects.

I have a keen interest in curriculum development and have worked with the Common Ground Consortium, an international body developing a new curriculum for international schools, and was recently involved in an analysis of the Philippine curriculum with the Commission for Higher Education Development, Manila.

I am a published author of school textbooks and software for the UK national and international markets. Books published include Active Science 3, 4 and 5, Biology GCSE, Biology IGCSE, Science Plus, Health and Social Care GNVQ (Collins Education); Teach Better Science (Hodder Education). I have also contributed to other projects for Nelson Thornes, Pearson and the Diagram Group (London) as an author, consultant and series editor. I am currently working on a project for Hodder Education which will support the new Entry Level Certificate in Science.

My research interests centre around the strategies that support students becoming active constructors of their own knowledge rather than passive recipients of information from the teacher or textbooks.

I am engaged in a PhD looking at the place of creativity in science and have presented on this topic at conferences in the UK and Indonesia.

Inquiry, creativity and collaboration in the science classroom
Curriculum development

Teaching

Social Sciences and Arts

Make the lInk (2015)
Philippine Curriculum Review (2015)
Randstad/SIOE Professional Development Programme (2015)
Common Ground Curriculum (2015)
Inquiry Based Science Education: Brunei (2015)
HEBAT sains: Malaysia (2015)
Inspiring Science (2014)

Research

Make the lInk
Philippine Curriculum Review
Common Ground Curriculum

The Introduction of the New Curriculum and Senior High School System in the Philippines (Nov 2015)
Supporting students supporting students. Rndstad Supply Teacher Conference (June 2015)
Making the link: science and development (multiple sessions 2014/5)

EU funded project: Make the link
Newton Fund (Philippines)
Common Ground Consortium

Publications

Journal articles

Price, G., & Bevins, S. (2021). 3D Science – theoretical model or potential classroom reality? School Science Review, 102 (380), 75-81. https://www.ase.org.uk/resources/school-science-review/issue-380/3d-science-%E2%80%93-theoretical-model-or-potential-classroom

Bevins, S., Price, G., & Booth, J. (2019). The I files, the truth is out there: science teachers’ constructs of inquiry. International journal of science education, 41 (4), 533-545. http://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2019.1568605

Bevins, S., & Price, G. (2016). Reconceptualising inquiry in science education. International Journal of Science Education, 38 (1), 17-29. http://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2015.1124300

Bevins, S., & Price, G. (2014). Collaboration between academics and teachers : a complex relationship. Educational Action Research, 22 (2), 270-284. http://doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2013.869181

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/

Reports

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Scoping Study Gujarat Region. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Scoping Study Telangana. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Scoping Study: North East Region. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Scoping Study: Madhya Pradesh. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Karnataka. British Council.

Bracewell, D., Jordan, J., Price, G., Olley, C., & Walker, J. (2017). RBPT Workshops in Mohali and Tezpur, 2017 Report of the Workshops at IISER, Mohali, and the University of Tezpur, January 2017. Sheffield Hallam University.

Bevins, S., Daniels, T., Forster, G., Perry, E., Price, G., & Windale, M. (2016). Engineering Thailand : design of an engineeringcurriculum and 12 STEM modules for the Thai BasicEducation (OBEC). British Council.

Bevins, S., Daniels, T., Forster, G., Perry, E., Price, G., & Windale, M. (2016). Design of an engineering curriculum and 12 STEM modules for the Thai Basic Education Ministry (OBEC). Sheffield Hallam University.

Bevins, S., & Price, G. (2015). The Introduction of the New Curriculum and Senior HighSchool System in the Philippines : report of the consultation exercise undertaken in November 2015. Sheffield Hallam University for the British Council.

Theses / Dissertations

Price, G. (2018). Exploring secondary school science teachers’ understandingof creativity in their lessons. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Bevins, S. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00115

Presentations

Perry, E., & Price, G. (2017). Student Autonomy: What Works? Presented at: In Learning By Design international conference, Brussels

Other activities

Published author of school textbooks at primary and secondary in mathematics and science.
Consultant and reviewer for commercial UK educational publishers.

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