Mr Jamal Lahmar BSc (Hons), PGCE, MA, FHEA

Staff webpage photoMathematics Education & Research Methods Tutor
Quantitative Researcher
Deputy Director of the MA in Applied Professional Studies in Education
Fellow of the Sheffield Methods Institute


Tel:
(+44) (0)114 222 8140
Email: j.lahmar@sheffield.ac.uk


Teaching

Teaching

Jamal teaches research methods courses on the BA in Education, Culture and Childhood and MA in Education. His taught programmes cover a broad range of research skills including computer-aided analysis using IBM SPSS. Jamal contributes to programmes across the school in matters related to research supervision and statistical skills. He also works for the Sheffield Q-step programme, supporting quantitative methods teaching across the Faculty of Social Science.

Jamal is a qualified teacher of secondary mathematics and teaches on the Mathematics Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programme along with the follow-on MA Applied Professional Studies in Education course. He leads sessions exploring contemporary issues in mathematics education, teaching with digital technologies and action-research methodologies. Prior to working in higher education, Jamal was a teacher of GCSE and A-level Mathematics and Learning Coordinator for A-level Statistics at a Sixth-Form College.

Research

Research

Jamal is a graduate of the University of Sheffield School of Mathematics and Statistics and has a keen interest in the application of quantitative methods in educational research. Jamal has worked on a number of research projects as a quantitative researcher including Professor Jackie Marsh’s “Technology and Play” and MakEY projects, and Dr Jools Page’s “Professional Love in Early Years” study.

Jamal's personal areas of interest are centred on statistical literacies. His MA dissertation focused on pre-university statistics courses to support students across a range of disciplines, building on his work as a statistics teacher. He is now undertaking a PhD study into affective elements of epistemological development within a neoliberal educational frame, examining socio-political power-relations and contradictions through the construction of a conceptual and methodological bricolage.

Activities

Activities

Activities
• Fellow of the Sheffield Methods Institute
• Resource developer for the Sheffield Q-step centre – supporting quantitative methods teaching across the Faculty of Social Science
• Marie Skowdowska Curie Research Fellow on the Makerspaces in the Early Years (MakEY) project

Publications

Publications

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Payne, M., Fashanu, C & LAHMAR, J. (2017) Nurturing Roma Pupils at Secondary School: A Longitudinal Study at Firth Park Academy, Sheffield. Second Year Research Report. London: Academies Enterprise Trust.

LAHMAR, J. and Taylor, M. with Marsh, J., Arnseth, H.C., Blum-Ross, A., Jónsdóttir, S.R., Kjartansdóttir, S.H., Kumpulainen, K., Marusteru, G., Ólafsdóttir, M.E., Sandvik, K., Smørdal, O., Thestrup, K., Velicu, A., (2017) Makerspaces in the Early Years: Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity (MakEY) - Interim Survey Report. University of Sheffield: MakEY Project.

Brooks, G. and LAHMAR, J. (2017). Life course and cohort factors in adult basic skills levels. London: Government Office for Science. 

LAHMAR, J. (2017, July). Makerspaces Around the World – The MakEY project. [Conference presentation]. MakerED TO. The York School: Toronto.

LAHMAR, J. & Rae, A. (2017, January). Making numbers matter – lessons from teaching quantitative methods in the Social Sciences. [Conference presentation]. Learning and Teaching Conference: The University of Sheffield.

Billington, T., Williams, A., Abdi, M., LAHMAR, J. (2016). Evaluation of the Emotional Health Wellbeing Service for Schools. Sheffield City Council. 

Prieler, T., Payne, M., & LAHMAR, J. (2016) Nurturing Roma Pupils at Secondary School: A Longitudinal Study at Firth Park Academy, Sheffield. First Year Research Report. London: Academies Enterprise Trust.

LAHMAR, J. (2016, September). Integrating quantitative research methods and statistical literacy into your social science courses. [Conference presentation]. Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences: The University of Sheffield.

LAHMAR, J. (2016, June). Reflecting on statistical literacy, quantitative methods and the contested role of quantitative research in education. [Conference presentation]. White Rose Social Science DTC, 10th Research Students’ Education Conference. The University of Leeds.

Marsh, J., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J.C., LAHMAR, J., Scott, F., Davenport, A., Davis, S., French, K., Piras, M., Thornhill, S., Robinson, P. and Winter, P. (2015a) Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-Schoolers’ Use of Apps: Report for the Children’s Media Industry. Accessed at: www.techandplay.org

Marsh, J., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J.C., LAHMAR, J., Scott, F., Davenport, A., Davis, S., French, K., Piras, M., Thornhill, S., Robinson, P. and Winter, P. (2015b) Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-Schoolers’ Use of Apps: Report for Parents. Accessed at: www.techandplay.org.

Marsh, J., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J.C., LAHMAR, J., Scott, F., Davenport, A., Davis, S., French, K., Piras, M., Thornhill, S., Robinson, P. and Winter, P. (2015c) Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-Schoolers’ Use of Apps: Report for Early Years Practitioners. Accessed at: www.techandplay.org.

Marsh, J., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J.C., LAHMAR, J., Scott, F., Davenport, A., Davis, S., French, K., Piras, M., Thornhill, S., Robinson, P. and Winter, P. (2015d) Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-Schoolers’ Use of Apps: Final Project Report. Accessed at: www.techandplay.org.

Marsh, J., Plowman, L., Yamada-Rice, D., Bishop, J., LAHMAR, J., Scott, F., Davenport, A., Davis, S., French, K., Piras, M., Robinson, P., Thornhill, S., Winter, P. (2015e) Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre- School Children’s Use of Apps. Policy Briefing. Accessed: http://www.techandplay.org 5.10 Non-Refereed Abstracts, Reports & other Publications – in Press

LAHMAR, J. (2014, June). Teacher education and pedagogies for statistical literacy across the curriculum. [Conference presentation]. White Rose Social Science DTC, 2nd Education Research Student Conference. The University of Sheffield.

LAHMAR, J. (2014, June). Pedagogy for statistical literacy, teacher education in science, geography and mathematics. [Conference presentation]. British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics: New Researchers’ Day. The University of Southampton.

LAHMAR, J. (2014). Statistical literacy in subjects other than mathematics: an exploratory case-study with pre-service science teachers. In G. Adams (Ed.), Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 34 (2).