Mr Finley Lawson


NameMr Finley Lawson
Job titleLASAR Research Fellow
Research instituteLearning about Science and Religion

Research outputs

The epistemic insight digest: Issue : Autumn 2022

Gordon, A., Shalet, D., Simpson, S., Hassanin, H., Lawson, F., Lawson, M., Litchfield, A., Thomas, C., Canetta, E., Manley, K. and Choong, C. Shalet, D. (ed.) 2022. The epistemic insight digest: Issue : Autumn 2022. Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University.

Epistemic insight: Teaching students about the nature of knowledge, science, religion and beyond

Lawson, F. and Billingsley, B. Epistemic insight: Teaching students about the nature of knowledge, science, religion and beyond.

Insightful teaching – what role is there for research co-creation as professional development?

Lawson, F. and Lawson, M. 2022. Insightful teaching – what role is there for research co-creation as professional development?

Re-imaging STEAM outreach: The role of interdisciplinarity in (re)engaging underrepresented students

Lawson, F. and Colley, S. 2022. Re-imaging STEAM outreach: The role of interdisciplinarity in (re)engaging underrepresented students.

Inspiring minds research-engaged STEAM outreach: How we can and should change our practice

Lawson, F. and Colley, S. 2022. Inspiring minds research-engaged STEAM outreach: How we can and should change our practice.

A case study of how research co-creation is supporting the development of ‘Epistemically `Insightful’ curriculum transformation in English secondary schools

Lawson, F. and Lawson, M. 2022. A case study of how research co-creation is supporting the development of ‘Epistemically `Insightful’ curriculum transformation in English secondary schools.

Inspiring minds research-engaged STEAM outreach: Affecting attitudinal and attainment change through interdisciplinary outreach

Lawson, F. and Colley, S. 2022. Inspiring minds research-engaged STEAM outreach: Affecting attitudinal and attainment change through interdisciplinary outreach.

Insightful teaching – what role is there for research co-creation as professional development?

Lawson, F., Dhaliwal, M, Coates, H. and Lawson, M. 2022. Insightful teaching – what role is there for research co-creation as professional development?

(Re-) Evaluating the role of digital technologies in democratizing seminar discussion and developing students’ critical thinking

Lawson, F. 2021. (Re-) Evaluating the role of digital technologies in democratizing seminar discussion and developing students’ critical thinking.

Shattering the subject silo: Radical curriculum transformation and enhanced insight through co-created research

Lawson, F. and Hazeldine, L. 2019. Shattering the subject silo: Radical curriculum transformation and enhanced insight through co-created research.

Inspiring minds: Widening participation opportunities with big questions on identity and STEM

Lawson, F. and Billingsley, B. 2019. Inspiring minds: Widening participation opportunities with big questions on identity and STEM.

Opportunities and possibilities raised by teaching science and religion in the digital age

Lawson, F. 2019. Opportunities and possibilities raised by teaching science and religion in the digital age.

Inspiring minds through informal science learning

Lawson, F., Colley, S. and Hunt, M. 2019. Inspiring minds through informal science learning.

Christ, the cosmos and critical realism

Lawson, F. 2019. Christ, the cosmos and critical realism.

Inspiring Minds Through Informal Science Learning: Interim evaluation report. Informing research to increase science learning in schools

Lawson, F.I, Hunt, M., Goodwin, D. and Colley, S. 2019. Inspiring Minds Through Informal Science Learning: Interim evaluation report. Informing research to increase science learning in schools. Canterbury https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.33624.93448

Review of 'On Faith and Science', by Edward J. Larson & Michael Ruse

Lawson, F. 2018. Review of 'On Faith and Science', by Edward J. Larson & Michael Ruse. Reviews in Science and Religion. 70.

Science, religion, and human identity: Contributions from the Science and Religion Forum

Lawson, F. 2022. Science, religion, and human identity: Contributions from the Science and Religion Forum. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/zygo.12793

Review of 'The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities', by Alister McGrath and 'Against Methodology in Science and Religion: Recent Debates on Rationality and Theology' by Joshua Reeves

Lawson, F. 2021. Review of 'The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities', by Alister McGrath and 'Against Methodology in Science and Religion: Recent Debates on Rationality and Theology' by Joshua Reeves. Modern Believing. 62 (2), pp. 170-172. https://doi.org/10.3828/mb.2021.12

NEON innovation series evaluation report

Lawson, F., Colley, S. and Harvey, D. 2021. NEON innovation series evaluation report. Canterbury Canterbury Christ Church University. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.12854.16964

A guidebook to building an epistemically insightful learning experience in primary schools

Lawson, F., Simpson, S. and Billingsley, B. 2020. A guidebook to building an epistemically insightful learning experience in primary schools. Canterbury Christ Church University. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5211208

A guidebook to building permeable classroom walls in secondary schools

Lawson, F. and Billingsley, B. 2020. A guidebook to building permeable classroom walls in secondary schools. Canterbury Christ Church University. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5220714

Inspiring minds: How big questions can build students’ epistemic insight and improve attitudes towards STEM

Lawson, F., Hunt, M., Goodwin, D. and Colley, S. 2020. Inspiring minds: How big questions can build students’ epistemic insight and improve attitudes towards STEM. School Science Review. 378, pp. 59-64.

Why metaphysics matters for the science-theology debate – an incarnational case study

Lawson, F. 2020. Why metaphysics matters for the science-theology debate – an incarnational case study. Studia Philosophiae Christianae. 56 (3), pp. 125-155. https://doi.org/10.21697/spch.2020.56.3.06

Engineering ed: Dealing with failure and the robotic future – Engaging students in multidisciplinary STEM learning

Oh, M. and Lawson, F. 2020. Engineering ed: Dealing with failure and the robotic future – Engaging students in multidisciplinary STEM learning. School Science Review. 376, pp. 51-59.

Denying the binary - a non-boolean approach to queer bodies in theology

Lawson, F. 2019. Denying the binary - a non-boolean approach to queer bodies in theology. in: Reforming Practical Theology: The Politics of Body and Space International Academy of Practical Theology Conference Series. pp. 45-52

Navigating the "human" and "divine" natures in a holistic world

Lawson, F. 2018. Navigating the "human" and "divine" natures in a holistic world.

Eternity and time in science: what role do theories of relativity play in the formation of a coherent model of eternity

Lawson, F. 2013. Eternity and time in science: what role do theories of relativity play in the formation of a coherent model of eternity. Masters Thesis Heythrop College, University of London Philosophy

A framework for teaching epistemic insight in schools

Billingsley, B., Nassaji, M., Fraser, S. and Lawson, F. 2018. A framework for teaching epistemic insight in schools. Research in Science Education. 48, pp. 1115-1132. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-018-9788-6

"Not three Gods; but one" - why reductionism doesn't serve our theological discourse

Lawson, F. 2018. "Not three Gods; but one" - why reductionism doesn't serve our theological discourse. Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts.

Complete in manhood: understanding Christ’s humanity in light of quantum holism

Lawson, F. 2018. Complete in manhood: understanding Christ’s humanity in light of quantum holism. in: Evers, D., Fuller, M., Runnehov, A. and Saether, K. (ed.) Are We Special? Science and Theology Questioning Human Uniqueness Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

"He who descended is himself also he who ascended" - exploring the identity of the Son of God in light of quantum holism

Lawson, F. 2016. "He who descended is himself also he who ascended" - exploring the identity of the Son of God in light of quantum holism. in: Spurway, N. and Hickman, L. (ed.) Forty Years of Science and Religion Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 179-186
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