New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 9

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Nasser Mansour

Institution: Exeter University

Country: United Kingdom

Nasser Mansour is a senior lecturer in science education at the Graduate School of Education at Exeter University. He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Dr. Mansour graduated from University of Exeter, UK in 2008. His PhD looked at teachers’ beliefs and practices about STS with emphasis on the interaction between cultural issues e.g. religious beliefs and the teaching of Science.

Dr. Mansour published in prestigious education journals such as Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Science Teacher Education, Cultural Studies of Science Education, Research in Science Education, Computer and Education and European Educational Research. Dr. Mansour has been awarded the best paper Award at the European Educational Research Association conference in 2007 and The University of Exeter Merit Award in 2011.

Dr. Mansour has been involved in international educational projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UK. Dr. Mansour is a member of national organizations including ESERA, NARST, ASTE, BAAS and BERA and is currently associate editor of the journal Thinking Skills and Creativity and was President of the Junior Researcher JURE 2011 Pre-conference of EARLI European Association of Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) Conference held at Exeter.

For further information see http://education.exeter.ac.uk/staff_details.php?user=nm259

Area of Expertise: STEM, STS (Science, Technology and Society education), Curriculum studies, Inquiry-based learning and teaching, controversial issues, scientific literacy, the relationship between religion and science education; learners’ ideas, misconceptions, alternative conceptions and alternative frameworks, constructivism in science education; creative thinking, nature of science, science teachers’ beliefs and practices, teacher professional development, multi-cultural studies, Grounded Theory, e-learning, ICT, 21st Century skills;

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