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The Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (CRESTEM) brings together a group of researchers who are interested in exploring formal and informal practices of teaching, learning and engagement in diverse contexts of STEM education.

We have a strong tradition of collaborating with young people, teachers, educators in out-of-school settings, and policy makers, both nationally and internationally. Our research draws from social science, psychological and critical perspectives to advance theory and make sense of data collected with a range of different empirical methods.

Our work is closely aligned with the cross-school themes ‘Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment’, ‘Professionalism and Workplace Practice’ and ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice’ and organised around three programmes of research and knowledge exchange:

  • Learning: knowledge, beliefs and values
  • Social justice: inclusion, difference and equity
  • Professional practice and policy: curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.


The Centre provides three scholarships for students:

The STEM Education teacher scholarship provides funds for our MA in STEM Education. The Rosalind Driver Scholarship Fund and the Bernard Dawson Scholarship Fund provide fees and stipends for PhD study in the area of science education.

You can find out more information on each of the scholarships here.

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If you require further information about CRESTEM, please do drop us an email.

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