OES MLT Prize-winner

The winner of the Oxford Education Society’s MLT prize is David Oliver Marsh, graduate of the MSc Learning and Teaching course in 2014.

David’s dissertation entitled Supporting year 8 with scientific diagram construction and use (subtitled Visual science: research into diagram use in science) achieved the highest mark in his cohort.

In explaining his dissertation, David said “Experience and literature concurs that the foundations for misconceptions pupils have when learning science begins early in a school career. My project put in place a way of using diagrams to reduce discontinuities in explanations of the phenomena pupils are likely to encounter when studying science. This improved enjoyment and greater sense of agency for the pupils (therefore attitude towards science) and accessibility of the science curriculum higher up the school and beyond.”

David receives a certificate and a monetary prize of £100 in recognition of his achievement.

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