This Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. The Institute offers a number of IOE Short Courses (the new name for the CPD Unit) many of which part of established accredited modules and available as CPD to all professionals in a school. This enables professionals working together to learn together and so develop their professional relationships. The institute has over 500 partner establishments, including schools, colleges, Local Authorities and other HE institutions and is hence able to draw on a wide range of expertise to respond to the particular needs of the students and society.
The Pri-Sci-Net Team
Lady Dr. Sue Dale Tunnicliffe was a primary school teacher for over 25 years. She then moved on to academia by doing her PhD in the area of informal and non formal learning, particularly in the area of museums. Most of her research focuses on how young children understand scientific concepts. Dr. Tunnicliffe has also been an External examiner at postgraduate level, for the Primary Science Diploma, and at Christ Church College Canterbury 1996 -98; and has also been a Research associate and occasional lecturer in biology education at Homerton College Cambridge September 1996. From October 2001 she is a Research Associate at the Institute of Education University of London and the Project Director for the ESRC project: Children Understanding of the Natural World. She is also a very active member within CASTME – the Commonwealth Association for Science, Technology and Mathematics Education.