Dr Karen Skilling
Visiting Lecturer in Mathematics Education
Prior to joining King’s in September 2014, Dr Skilling taught and supervised at bachelor and masters levels in mathematics education at the University of Sydney and the University of Oxford.
- Student engagement and motivation in mathematics from both student and teacher perspectives
- Teacher beliefs and practices for promoting student engagement through their approaches to instruction and supportive learning environments
- Teacher attention to student cognitive engagement including promoting student autonomy, self-regulation and metacognitive strategies
- STEM education in secondary and primary school including projects at various integration levels
- Using purposeful vignettes as a research method
Current research projects include:
- investigating secondary student beliefs about STEM and links to academic study while building electro-mechanical robots
- disentangling student engagement from achievement in mathematics
- developing tools for data collection based on representations of practice such as fictitious teacher scenarios and vignettes.
For further details please see Dr Skilling's Research Profile.