Susan  Rodrigues Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Susan Rodrigues

Professor/Educational Consultant

I bring a commitment to using digital approaches to help children learn more effectively, a proven contribution to pedagogical and research developments in science/maths education and experience of evaluation of digital strategies. I have taught in Australia, England, New Zealand and Scotland.


I have extensive experience in delivering and assessing HE level courses both in Australia and UK. I have taught on varied programmes (Concurrent degree, Dip Ed, M Ed, MSc, PhD, Professional Doctoral): facilitating learning in online, blended and face-to-face environments.  
My research projects normally use more qualitative strategies, as I am more interested in the reasons for people/students actions and outcomes.


    BSc Hons (2.1) Chelsea College, London University, UK
    PhD Chemical Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand
    PGCE Chemistry and Physical Education, Loughborough Universi

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    In the last fifteen years this focus has resulted in a programme of funded research exploring the use of technology in assessment, learning and teaching. My research has focussed on exploring the role of technology in science education and teacher education. taught in Australia, England, New Zealand and Scotland. She has been a keynote speaker or conference presenter at events in more than twenty countries and she is the author of more than one hundred papers on various aspects of education, and her research interests include: science education, technology education, teacher education, research methods.



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Wellcome Open Research

Sighted and visually impaired students’ perspectives of illustrations, diagrams

Published: Nov 15, 2016 by Wellcome Open Research
Authors: Celia McDonald and Susan Rodrigues
Subjects: Education

Report on the views of students with and without visual impairments on the use of illustrations, diagrams and drawings (IDD) in science lessons. First published: 15 Nov 2016, 1:8 (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.9968.1)


Cohesion in science lesson discourse: clarity, relevance and sufficient informat

Published: Jul 20, 2010 by IJSE
Authors: Susan Rodrigues and Ian Thompson
Subjects: Education

This paper discusses linguistics in the teaching of science, specifically the key linguistic processes through which students learn, rather than the mechanics of classroom interaction. Integrated datasets from The Classroom Learning Project contain transcripts of videotaped lessons spliced with teacher and student interviews and annotated with a researcher's comments.

Science Education International

Questioning Chemistry: The role of level, familiarity, language and taxonomy

Published: Mar 01, 2010 by Science Education International
Authors: Susan Rodrigues, Neil Taylor, Margaret Cameron, Lorraine Syme-Smith, Colette Fortuna
Subjects: Education

This paper reports on data collected via an audience response system, where a convenience sample of 300 adults aged 17-50 pressed a button to register their answers for twenty multiple choice questions. The respons were then discussed with the respondents at the time. The original dataset includes physics, biology and chemistry questions.

Journal of Education for Teaching

Scottish student primary teachers' levels of mathematics competence and confiden

Published: Apr 17, 2008 by Journal of Education for Teaching
Authors: Sheila Henderson and Susan Rodrigues
Subjects: Education

This paper provides some insight into the relationship between student primary teachers' mathematics subject knowledge and their reported confidence to teach that subject.