I am currently a third-year PhD Candidate in the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University. My PhD research, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, is entitled: ‘Digital storytelling in science learning: a tale of the States of Matter'. My supervisory team consists of Dr. Anne Adams, Dr. Liz Chamberlain, Dr. Natalia Kucirkova and Prof. Nick Braithwaite. In my PhD thesis I explore how the use of events'sequencing in digital storytelling can facilitate pupils’ progression in understanding specific troublesome science topics such as that of the States of Matter, and thus impact upon teaching practice.

My research experience includes two Masters Degrees, the MRes in Education and Social Sciences from King's College London (2008) and the MSc in Digital Education from the University of Edinburgh (2016); and a series of both qualitative and quantitative studies, such as small-scale projects in environmental education, ICT, cognitive development and science education. During my MSc in Digital Education I practiced in game-based learning activities, online course design, information literacy procedures and research methods design. I have also worked as a research assistant in the European Project IRIS (Interests and Recruitment in Science Education (2009) at King's College London.

My research training includes, among others, a series of doctoral workshops, events, the Leverhulme sessions, the CARLG sessions/ events, competitions and conferences. In the meantime, I reviewed papers for well-known conferences such as JURE and ESERA and for prestigious journals such as JIME (Journal of Interactive Media in Education) and JCAL (Journal of Computer Assisted Learning).

Last but not least, in the past year (2017) I have worked both as a consultant in the Canon Visual Storytelling Project and as a Research Associate in the ESRC funded "Learning Progression through Tricky Topic Teacher Training: IAA" project, a cooperation between the Open University and the University of Oxford. 

 

 

 

Current

OWL (Open World Learning) 2015 - 2020

Awards

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

General Teaching Council England

WISE Tech Innovative Prize

STEM learning