Yasmine El Masri wins ESRC GCRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Dr Yasmine El Masri was awarded a prestigious and competitive one-year ESRC GCRF postdoctoral fellowship during which she will be leading a project entitled: ‘Using interactive tasks to reduce the language barrier: Widening access to science education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon’. Dr El Masri will draw on her DPhil and more recent research to evaluate the design and translation of online science tasks. She will be working closely with Lebanese Alternative Learning (LAL), an NGO in Beirut which provides alternative learning solutions to Syrian refugees in Lebanon who are disadvantaged in accessing quality education due to their low proficiency in French and English, the media of instruction of mathematics and science in the host country. During the award, Dr El Masri will be mentored by Professor Pauline Rea-Dickins who is an expert in applied linguistics and language assessment and has extensive experience in working with vulnerable children.

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