Prof Richard Gott
Richard Gott holds a BSc (Leeds), a PhD degree (Leicester) in Physics, and an MA in Education (Leeds). He has (co) authored 12 academic and professional books, some 18 research reports, and written over 60 journal articles and book chapters.
His research has focused on practical work and the use of evidence in school science where he has collaborated with his colleague Ros Roberts in a number of research studies, see for example http://www.dur.ac.uk/richard.gott/Evidence/cofev.htm .
Prof Gott taught on the MA (Ed) and Ed.D courses and supervises a number of doctoral research students across a range of areas of interest.
He was Head of Department from 2000 to 2005.
Indicators of Esteem
- 2008: Invited member of review group: Invited member of Institute of Physics review group into the teaching of Physics in schools and universites.
- 2006: 'Top ten list' of article downloads: The publisher of paper Roberts and Gott (2004) A written test for procedural understanding: a way forward for assessment in the UK science curriculum, Research in Science and Technological Education 22(1), 5-21 indicated that this paper has had 167 hits and is near the top of the 'top ten list' on article downloads for RSTE from Dec. 2003 - Dec. 2005
- 2006: Revision to GCSE Science Curriculum: Our (Roberts and Gott) 'concepts of evidence' taxonomy was used by AQA in the development of the specifications for the 2006 revision to the GCSE science curriculum. Roberts and Gott acted as consultants.
- 2006: Scientific Literacy: Invitation to Canada (Sept. 2006) to work with Univesity of Alberta on our ideas of Scientific Literacy.
- Editorial Boards: Member of the Editorial Boards of * the International Journal of Science Education; *Journal of Research in Science and Technological Education.
- Top ten articles: Informed by the editor of "A framework for practical work in science and scientific literacy through argumentation" featured in top ten list of articles downloaded from Routledge online platform, informaworld.
- Curriculum development
- Science education
Journal papers: academic
- Roberts, R. & Gott, R. (2008). Practical work and the importance of scientific evidence in science curricula. Education in Science 230: 8-9.
- Gott, R. & Duggan, S. (2007). A framework for practical work in science and scientific literacy through argumentation. Research in Science & Technological Education 25(3): 271-291.
- Roberts, R. & Gott, R. (2006). Assessment of Performance in Practical Science and Pupil Attributes. Assessment in Education 13(1): 45-67.
- Roberts, R. & Gott, R. (2006). The role of evidence in the new KS4 National Curriculum for England and the AQA specifications. School Science Review 87(321): 29-39.
- Gott, R. & Duggan, S. (2002). Problems with the Assessment of Performance in Practical Science: Which Way Now?. Cambridge Journal of Education 32(2): 183-201.
- Duggan, S. & Gott, R. (2002). What Sort of Science Education Do We Really Need?. International Journal of Science Education 24(7): 661-679.
- Tytler, R., Duggan, S. & Gott, R. (2001). Dimensions of Evidence, the Public Understanding of Science and Science Education. International Journal of Science Education 23(8): 815-832.
- Tytler, R., Duggan, S. & Gott, R. (2001). Public participation of an environmental dispute: implications for science education. Public Understanding of Science 10(4): 343-364.
- R. Gott & P. Johnson (1999). Science in Schools: time to pause for thought? School Science Review 81: 21-28.
- R. Gott & S. Duggan (1995). Investigative work in the Science Curriculum. Buckingam: Open University Press.
- R. Roberts & R. Gott (2002). Investigations: collecting and using evidence. In Teaching secondary scientific enquiry. Sang, D. & Wood-Robinson, V. London: ASE/John Murray.
- Roberts, R. & Gott, R. (2007), Evidence, Investigations and Scientific Literacy: what are the curriculum implications?, NARST. New Orleans.
- Roberts, R. & Gott, R. (2007), Questioning the Evidence: research to assess an aspect of scientific literacy, ESERA Conference. Malmo, Sweden.
- Roberts, R. (2007), Research into the Concepts of Evidence and their assessment and its impact on 'How Science Works', BERA SIG conference. Birmingham University, England.
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