Dr Cristina Mio
- Lecturer in Mathematics Education (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)
Cristina Mio, Lecturer in Mathematics Education (TLS), from January 2019.
Cristina has a PhD and a Master’s in Chemical Engineering from the “Università di Padova”, Italy. After working as a researcher in chemical engineering in the US, at UC Berkeley and the Colorado School of Mines, and in the UK, at UMIST in Manchester, she completed a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics at the University of Manchester.
Her teaching experience spans from lower secondary to A-level courses, from further education to higher education/university. She taught Mathematics in Loreto Sixth Form College in Manchester (England), in South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride (Scotland) and at the Open University. From 2014 to 2018 Cristina was a teaching associate in the Chemical and Process Engineering Department at the University of Strathclyde, where she taught face-to-face and distance-learning undergraduate course, supervised undergraduate design projects and postgraduate research projects, and was Academic-Year Coordinator for first-year chemical engineering students.
She has worked as a Lecturer in Mathematics Education (Initial Teacher Education) at the School of Education, University of Glasgow, since January 2019. She is the Course Leader of the 'Curriculum, Pedagogies and Practice' course in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Deputy Directory of Undergraduate and Initial Teacher Education in the School of Education.
- Approaches to learning (deep/surface) in Mathematics and Engineering in Higher Education
- Students’ autonomy and self-regulation in group projects in chemical engineering
- The use of peer-assessment in large classes to increase students’ motivation
- How teachers’ attitudes and approaches towards maths influence students’ confidence, motivation and belief about mathematics
- Teachers’ pedagogical subject knowledge in Mathematics
- Teacher Educator's identity
C. Mio, I. O. Zembat, S. Marshall; "Enhancing the provision of Mathematics education for MEduc Mathematics, PGDE Primary Mathematics and PGDE Secondary Mathematics and improve pre-service teachers’ understanding of teaching and learning with hands-on manipulatives', funded by the School of Education (Small Grants), University of Glasgow (January 2022 – June 2022) (total amount of funding £ 3,255)
- C. Mio, I. O. Zembat, S. Marshall, E. McLaren; "Enhancing the provision of mathematics education courses and improving pre-service teachers' understanding of teaching and learning through the use of hand-on/online manipulatives and supporting materials", funded by the School of Education (Small Grants), University of Glasgow (January 2020 – June 2020) (total amount of funding £ 5,000)
- I. O. Zembat, C. Mio; "School-University Collaboration to Cultivate the Experiences of Students and Schoolteachers in Mathematics (SUCCESS – M): Enriching teaching and learning through a mathematics curriculum development for topics in Primary 5-Primary 7", funded by Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) Grant, Falkirk Council - Scotland (March 2019 – March 2020) (total amount of funding £19,627)
- E. Ventura-Medina, E. Joao, C. Mio; “Crossing Boundaries – Multidisciplinary Education using Scenario-Based Learning in Engineering”, BWG-WISE Project funded by the Faculty of Engineering Educational Development Fund - University of Strathclyde (2015/16) (total amount of funding £4,520)
Currently supervising two PhD students:
- "Enhancing the quality and standard of research at Saudi Arabian Universities: An investigative study on the use or research into statistical methods"
- "Computer-based assessment - determination of process rather than product"
Supervised MSc Master's, MEd Master's and MEduc Master's students' dissertations in a range of topics, e.g.,:
- Maths anxiety in middle-school aged pupils
- Comparison of how English is taught traditional Chinese schools and in Singaporean-style schools in China
- The use of a flipped classroom approach for international students learning English as a second language
- How effective are mobile apps in Chinese education
- University students' view on formative assessment and feedback
- The role of the educator in learning through play in an early years' classroom
- How does using e-books affect a child's reading ability?
External supervisor (2018-2022) of a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde (Project title: “Development of learner autonomy in student-centred learning environments in engineering”)
My main teaching interest is Mathematics education and the use of Big Ideas in Mathematics teaching.
I am the course leader of the "Curriculum, Pedagogies and Practice in the Primary and Secondary" course (PGDE Programme).
At present, I am involved in the delivery of the following courses:
- Mathematics Education (MEduc Year 3 and Year 4)
- PGDE Curriculum, Pedagogies and Practice - Primary Mathematics
- PGDE Curriculum, Pedagogies and Practice - Secondary Mathematics
I have also been involved in the delivery of these courses:
- What if...? (MEduc Year 2)
- Education and Society (MEduc Year 2)
- Education in Practice (MEduc Year 5)
Depute Director of Undergraduate and Initial Teacher Education in the School of Education
External Examiner: PGCE (Secondary) and PGDE (Secondary - International) as a Mathematics subject specialist - Durham University
Academic and professional body membership
- SFHEA (Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy) (May 2018)
- 2008-2010 General Teaching Council for England (GTCE)
- Education for Chemical Engineers (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/education-for-chemical-engineers)
Member of the Teaching Maths for Social Justice Network, https://mathsocialjustice.org