Established in 2003, the RME Group is a growing and vibrant community of researchers in mathematics education with a variety of research interests which range across the educational levels (primary, secondary and tertiary), as well as across educational research methods.
The Group was established following the successful hosting of PME26, the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Psychology in Mathematics Education in 2002.
Our work has been supported by funders such as the ESRC, the Nuffield Foundation, the Higher Education Academy, the Learning and Teaching Support Network, the Training and Development Agency for Schools, the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council of Canada. Our collaborations, both in teaching exchanges and research, with several EU countries have been supported by the Erasmus, Socrates and Comenius programmes.
Much of our research is conducted in close collaboration with UEA's School of Mathematics and group members currently hold collaborations with mathematics education researchers from across the UK and abroad (e.g. Brazil, Canada, Greece and Israel).
The work of the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) group spans across several areas of mathematics education research. We particularly focus on the following areas:
- teaching and learning of mathematics at the post-compulsory level (upper secondary and university mathematics)
- assessment practices in higher education mathematics
- social, emotional and cognitive aspects of students' engagement in the secondary mathematics classroom
- secondary mathematics teachers' pedagogical and epistemological beliefs
- mathematics in the primary years.
Opportunities to study Mathematics Education at UEA
At doctoral level:
List of completed doctoral theses in Mathematics Education (pdf 137 KB). Access to these is available from the UEA library. Please contact email@example.com.
At post-graduate level:
- MA in Mathematics Education
- MSc in Mathematics with Mathematics Education (jointly with the School of Mathematics)
- PGCE (Secondary and Primary).
- Changing public perceptions of mathematics (EDU, Y3)
- The learning and teaching of mathematics (MTH, Y3)
- Mathematical problem solving (MTH, Y1).
For information on the PhD, EdD, MA and MSc programmes contact Elena Nardi. For information on the PGCE Secondary Mathematics programme contact Gareth Joel and on PGCE Primary (Mathematics Specialism) contact Eleanor Cockerton.
Members of the RME group
Anne Cockburn is Professor in Early Years' Education.
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2621
Eleanor Cockerton is a lecturer on the Primary PGCE course with a subject responsibility for Mathematics and History.
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1440
Dr Paola Iannone is Senior Lecturer in Educational Research.
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1007
Gareth Joel is Lecturer in Education (Mathematics) for PGCE(M) Mathematics.
Tel: +44 (0) 1603 59 3677
Ralph Manning is Tutor on the Primary PGCE course, with subject responsibilities in Mathematics and PE.
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2117
Elena Nardi is a Professor of Mathematics Education.
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2631
Tim Rowland is Honorary Professor of Mathematics Education.
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 2631
Irene Biza is a Visiting Fellow.
Tel: +44 (0) 1509 222877
Current postgraduate research students
RME Group Visiting Doctoral Students:
Dave Kamin (2012-13, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth)
Sarah Dufour (2011-12, Université du Québec à Montréal)
Blanca Souto-Rubio (2010-11, Universidad Complutense de Madrid)