Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education
The Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education (CSSME) is a leading international centre for the promotion of research, teaching and scholarship in science and mathematics education.
Raising the attainment and engagement of all students is a major focus of education policy within science and mathematics education in the UK and worldwide.
Research within CSSME at Leeds addresses this key issue through a focus on classroom-based learning and teaching and the evidence-informed design and evaluation of learning and teaching sequences.
Researchers within CSSME also have an international reputation for research that examines the interface of policy and practice using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
Within the school of education, CSSME staff offer initial teacher training courses (PGCE), MA programmes and doctoral studies.
Research and development
Most of our research is classroom-based and frequently includes the development of teaching materials and resources. Further details of our research activities are provided below, across the following four themes.
- Teaching and learning
- Curriculum policy
- Teacher professional development
- Mathematical and scientific literacy
The wider community
We continue to develop and extend our good working relationship with local schools and colleges, and regularly collaborate in knowledge building activities, nationally and internationally.
The centre is part of the national and regional network of Science Learning Centres for England, through the White Rose Consortium, and has strong links with local schools.