SMS scnews item created by Andrew Mathas at Wed 22 Feb 2012 2237
Type: Announce
Distribution: World
Expiry: 21 Mar 2012
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Effective Teaching, Effective Learning in the Quantitative Disciplines

From the AustMS secretary on behalf of Leigh Wood.

Professional development program
Quality professional development is highly successful in improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning. Mathematics education is a specialised teaching pursuit with its own forms, functions, representations and concepts; as such, it requires its own discipline-specific approach to professional development. Secondary school research indicates that professional development of teachers is an essential driving factor for improving student achievement in mathematics.

I. Professional development unit (Three time slots)
1st Semester: 12 March 2012 - 12 July 2012
2nd Semester: 26 July 2012 - 01 December 2012
Two Semesters: 12 March 2012 - 01 December 2012

We have produced an accessible, practical and evidence-based unit that is designed specifically for tertiary mathematics teachers. These materials were tested and refined through multiple iterations.

Unit overview

The 12-week unit includes assessment and an online learning community, and is offered online on the AustMS website .

The site is open for EVERYONE. The Assessment and Discussion Board are only open to those taking the unit for credit.

Online option allows participants to complete in one or two semesters. Please indicate which you prefer.

To do the unit for credit, please register with Jennifer Lai.

II. Professional development workshop (27th -28th September, 2012)

The Professional development workshop will be held in September 2012 in conjunction with the 56th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society at University of Ballarat, Victoria. The workshop is funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) and it is free for AustMS members. Participants and facilitators will work in small groups in interactive sessions. The registration details will be announced later.

For enquiries, please contact: Jennifer Lai


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