Ruth Coakley 


Position:  Senior Lecturer for PGCE Primary (Science) 
School:  Cardiff School of Education 
Telephone:  029 2041 6565 
Room No:  B217 


• Association for Science Education
• Geographical Association

Research Interests:
• Mixed ability and ability groupings
• Outdoor learning
• Primary Science, Maths and Geography



Ruth Coakley is Senior Lecturer in Primary Science for the School of Education. After 9 years working as a primary school teacher in both Wales and England, Ruth has a secondment to Cardiff Metropolitan University, where she lectures on both the BA and Primary course.

Ruth is currently undertaking an MA in Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her research currently focuses on the effectiveness for learners, of mixed ability groupings, to enable successful delivery of 'Curriculum 2008' at KS2