Richard Taylor

Education (2014 cohort, Part-time)

I am a part-time doctoral student at the Department of Education and a science teacher (with a physics specialism) at Gillingham School, Dorset.

My research interests are science (physics) education. Specifically, the role language and technical terminology plays in enabling students to learn scientific concepts.  

My research began whilst working I was working teacher and reading part-time for my MSc in Learning and Teaching again, here at the Department of Education.  

Combining part-time masters and doctoral study with my role as a secondary school science teacher allows me to be involved with original and exciting research into understanding how children learn science whilst keeping me firmly in touch with the students and teachers who are likely to benefit from this research.  Therefore, I am as also keen to explore how practising teachers can initiate and use research to improve their pedagogy.

I have a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Southampton.