Dublin City University
Dublin City University (DCU) is a young university, situated on an 85 acre campus 5Km from the city centre. DCU was set up to fulfil the national requirement for a highly ranked workforce and as an agent for change in its local community. It includes CASTeL, a centre for research in science and mathematics education, as well as science outreach across all age groups. Its research objective is to identify optimal settings and practices which foster, firstly, a positive attitude to mathematics and science learning, and secondly, a habit of ongoing inquiry and lifelong learning.
Research priorities are: Activity-based learning methodologies and strategies in science and mathematics, at all levels of education; improving teacher education and assessment in science and mathematics Analysis of research in cognitive science and related disciplines and the implications for science and mathematics teaching and learning DCU
promotes resources, events and course which engage people on science and mathematics.