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Steve Higgins

  • Professor of Education
  • Durham University School of Education
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Curriculum Journal


2014 - Present

Recent publications

  • Judging research papers for research excellence

    • Tymms P
    • Higgins S
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  • Teaching meta-analysis using MetaLight

    • Thomas J
    • Graziosi S
    • Higgins S
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Professional experience

Professor of Education

School of Education, Durham University

September 2006 - Present



School of Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

September 1987 - June 1988(9 months)

Literae Humaniores

Exeter College, Oxford University

October 1979 - June 1983(4 years)


School of Education, University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Steve Higgins is Professor of Education at Durham University. His research interests include the areas of effective use of information and communications technology (ICT) and digital technologies in schools, understanding how children's thinking and reasoning develops, and how teachers can be supported in developing the quality of teaching and learning in their classrooms. He has a particular interest in the educational philosophy of Pragmatism and the implications for teaching and learning. He is currently a member of the TLRP/TEL-funded SynergyNet research team, investigating the use of multi-touch tables in classroom learning. Steve joined the School in September 2006 from Newcastle University, where he was the founding Director of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching. Before working in higher education he taught in primary schools in deprived areas in the North East where his interest in children’s thinking and learning developed. He also has an interest in meta-analysis and the use of research evidence in education. He recently led an ESRC-funded Researcher Development Initiative in developing and running training for meta-analysis (quantitative synthesis) of intervention research findings in education and social sciences. His teaching areas include primary mathematics, new and emerging technologies and supporting effective professional development of teachers, particularly using approaches which focus on the development of children's thinking, reasoning and understanding. He supervises doctoral students in these area. Steve teaches across a number of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes including PGCE, Masters and taught doctorate programmes.

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