Dr Sylwia Holmes

Research and Evaluation Officer

Sylwia is a member of the research team. She is involved in different aspects of studies undertaken by the Centre into teaching and learning about the Holocaust.

Sylwia also leads a research programme which investigates the first pre-service teacher training in Jordan and took part in several educational studies such as: obesity in primary school children in England, curriculum in primary and secondary schools, and the use of social media by secondary school students. She holds PhD in psychology of music awarded by the UCL Institute of Education. Before joining the Centre, Sylwia taught music and PE in primary and secondary schools in England and Poland.

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Dr Sylwia Holmes

Activities and interests

Publications:

Lenga, R. A. and Holmes, S. (2018). ‘Children Confronting Truth– weighing up the wisdom of atrocity images in the Holocaust classroom’, a chapter accepted for publication by the IOE Press.

Holmes, S. (2018). ‘Defining the Holocaust – what can we learn from how scholars teachers and students describe this history?’, a chapter accepted for publication by the IOE Press.

Holmes, S. and Hallam, S. (2017). ‘The impact of participation in music on learning mathematics.’ London Review of Education, 15(3), 425-438.

Holmes, S. (2017). ‘The impact of participation in music on learning mathematics’. PhD thesis.

Holmes, S. (2016). ‘“I’ve always not been a racist”: do we need to reconsider teaching and learning about the Holocaust?’, Race Equality Teaching, 34(1), 21-25.

Holmes, S. (2016) ‘Do we need to rethink how we teach the Holocaust?’. [Online] The Guardian, 27 Jan 2016. Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/jan/27/do-we-need-to-rethink-how-we-teach-the-holocaust

Slawiec-Domagala, S. and Swiecka, S. (2000) Stosunek do muzyki jako rezultat uczestnictwa w kulturze muzycznej, in A. Bialkowski (Ed.) Powszechna Edukacja Muzyczna a Wyzwania Współczesności, Lublin: UMCS. (Attitude towards music as a result of participation in music).

Zielinska, I. B., Swiecka, S. (2002) Mlodziez wobec wartosci muzyki wspolczesnej (Secondary students’ approaches and attitudes towards values of contemporary music), Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Akademii Muzycznej im. F. Chopina.

 

Conference presentations:

‘The impact of participation in music on learning mathematics – findings from the pilot study’, Musichildren’17 – 1st International Conference, Aveiro, Portugal.

‘The relationship between specific mathematical and musical skills’, International Society for Music Education 32nd World Conference, July 16, Glasgow.

‘Learning about and from - perspectives on teaching about the Holocaust', History Educators International Research Network 12th International Conference, Sept 15, UCL.

‘Research into the possible impact of participation in music on learning mathematics – findings from the pilot study’, Annual Conference of the Education Section of the British Psychological Society, Nov 14, Milton Keynes.

‘The impact of learning music on learning mathematics in early primary school’, Biennial International IOE-BNU Conference: Learning in a Changing World, Nov 14, UCL.

‘The role of music in raising attainment in mathematics’, Annual Conference of the Education Section of the British Psychological Society, Nov 12, Milton Keynes.

 

 

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