Keith S Taber

Keith S Taber

Keith is the professor of science education at the University of Cambridge, UK and editor of the journal Chemistry Education Research and Practice. He has been a regular contributor to Education in Chemistry for over 20 years.

Keith previously taught in secondary schools and further education. His doctoral research concerned student understanding of concepts relating to chemical bonding. He was the Royal Society of Chemistry Teacher Fellow in 2000–2001 when he produced diagnostic instruments and teacher support materials reacting to students’ alternative conceptions in chemistry.

He is the author or editor of many books, research reports and articles about aspects of learning and teaching in chemistry and science. Keith carries out research into aspects of student thinking, understanding and learning of science. He teaches educational research methods as well as supervising research student projects and is the author of an introductory text on classroom research. Keith was honoured in 2014 by being presented with the Royal Society of Chemsitry Education Award.