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Dr James Lovatt

STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies

Name: Dr James Lovatt
Department: STEM Education, Innovation & Global Studies
Role: Head of School
Phone Number: 01 884 2094
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Room: C306
Campus: DCU St Patricks Campus

Biographical Details

Dr. Lovatt is an Associate Professor in Science Education and Head of the School of STEM Education, Innovation and Global Studies in the DCU Institute of Education. He teaches and researches in the area of Initial Teacher Education and STEM Education and Education Transitions and Evaluation. Dr. Lovatt completed is PhD in the area of Chemistry Education. He is a member of two research centres; the Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching and Learning (CASTeL) and the Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection (EQI). He is has a number of professional affiliations including membership of the Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA), European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Irish Association of Science Education Lecturers (IASEL) and he is also a member of a network for research-based teacher education - Teacher Education: QUality, Integration and LeArning (TEQUILA). Dr. Lovatt has previously served as Chair of the Professional Masters of Education and as management committee representative on the BSc Science Education, BSc Physical Education with Biology and BSc Physics Education with Mathematics. Dr. Lovatt has participated in EU 7th Framework projects (SAILS). He has recently been successful in a H2020 project Open Schools for Open Societies with colleagues from CASTeL and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is the DCU PI on the Erasmus+ project Three Dimensions of Inquiry in Physics Education (3DIPhE). Dr. Lovatt continues to collaborate with international colleagues to develop further Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ applications.

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