Dr Andrea Jiménez Dalmaroni
Head of Physics Education Research Group
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- Increasing student engagement with student-staff partnership models for teaching and learning
- Investigating alternative forms of assessment and feedback approaches
- Developing creative thinking, self-efficacy and self-directed learning in STEM education
- Embedding employability and enterprise explicitly in the physics curriculum
- Professional development for effective innovation in STEM education
Honours and awards
- Cardiff University Excellence Award in Teaching and Scholarship 2021.
- Provost Education Award, category "Education Success for All", University College London, 2021.
- Visiting Professorship, Physics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2019.
- Visiting Professorship, Physics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 2018.
- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), Advance HE, UK.
- Regular member of the Institute of Physics (IOP).
- Regular member of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
- Member of the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).
- Teaching and Learning Conference, Higher Education Academy, UK, July 2021.
- Employability Symposium 2021:3Es for Wicked Problems, Higher Education Academy, UK, April 2021.
- Virtual Variety in Chemistry Education / Physics Higher Education Conference, August 2020.
- American Association of Physics Teachers Virtual Summer Meeting, July 2020
- 2nd Physics Education for the 21st Century, Institute of Physics, London, March 2019.
- Embedding Employability in the Physics Curriculum Conference, University of Nottingham, July 2018.
- Physics Education for the 21st Century Conference, Kohn Centre, Royal Society, London, September 2017
Organiser of conferences, meetings, workshops
- 3rd Physics Education for the 21st Century, 6-7th September 2021, IOP, London.
- STEM Education Innovation by the Lake, 8-13th September 2021, IOP London (rescheduled due to COVID lockdown).
- Cardiff-UCL Discipline-based STEM Education Research Webinars, October 2020 - June 2021.
- 2nd Physics Education for the 21st Century "Making the invisible visible: Enhancing learning through visualisations", 8-9th March 2019, IOP, London.
- Physics Education for the 21st Century, 12th September 2017, Royal Society, London.
Committees and reviewing
- Ordinary member, Institute of Physics (IOP) Higher Education Group Committee, UK, 2017 - present.
- External reviewer in the Period Programme Revalidation for the School of Physics, University of Bristol, 2019.
- Representative of the School of Physics and Astronomy on the University committee Task & Finish Steering Group, Innovation for All project, 2017-2018.
- Member of the School of Physics and Astronomy JUNO Committee, 2018.
At Cardiff University:
- PX2232 - Optics
- PX2141 - Pathways to Success in the Physics Workplace
- PX3153 - Environmental Physics
- PX3315 - Physics Project (supervision of 3rd student projects)
- PX9001 - Professional Placement Programme
- Academic tutor for Year 1, and personal tutor for Years 1 to 4.
At University College London:
I'm leading an active learning project in collaboration with Prof. Ian Ford, in the module Advanced Topics in Statistical Mechanics (PHASM/G228) .
I also run the “Active Futures in STEM Education” Workshop at the UCL Arena Centre, to provide academic staff across the STEM subjects with an introduction to the latest research on how students learn science. The sessions aims to support effective innovation in teaching practices. Therefore, the sessions take a hands-on approach, applying evidence-based ideas to the instructional activities created by the participants, and giving help and feedback on practical implementation. The workshop is based on a training programme developed in the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) at the University of British Columbia, with an integrated vision of science education for the 21st century.