Furthering Education in Aerosol Science
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Aerosol Science was established in 2019 with funding of £14.5M. As a centre for doctoral training in aerosol science, much of our effort is focused upon understanding and improving education in this area. Drawing on the model of the Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative, a science education specialist (Dr. Kerry Knox, University of York) has been embedded within the CDT ever since the drafting of the original bid for funding.
We have identified the key knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for successful practitioners of this rapidly-evolving, interdisciplinary field, and ensure that our postgraduate researchers have the opportunity to engage in practice, receive feedback and be assessed in each of these areas. We are committed to drawing upon research on how learning works and research-based instructional strategies in devising this practice, feedback and assessment. We conduct educational research aimed at understanding how aerosol science can be taught effectively and ways in which this can be improved, as well as the experiences of our postgraduate researchers.
We are building a community of educators with an interest in aerosol science through our annual forum on education in aerosol science, which considers both classroom teaching and supervisory practice.
If you would like more information or to work with us on any of these initiatives, please contact Kerry using firstname.lastname@example.org
Outcomes and impact
Explore the emerging impacts of the CDT in the area of education.
Resources to support educators teaching aerosol science or working in doctoral education settings.