We are delighted that two Mathematics Education Centre PhD students, Sarah Clayton and Simon Drew, have successfully graduated this summer. The ceremony took place on Tuesday 12 July and was presided over by Pro Chancellor Lord Sebastian Coe.
Sarah Clayton's thesis is titled "The cognitive underpinnings of non-symbolic comparison task performance”. Her work explored the cognitive and methodological factors which affect performance on tasks aiming to measure the Approximate Number System.
Simon Drew's thesis is titled "Dyscalculia in higher education". His work presents a grounded theory study following the social model of disability and socio-cultural theory. It provided an opportunity for dyscalculic students to share their experiences of HE, mathematics and learning and explore the nature of dyscalculia and whether different categories of dyscalculic students exist.