Secondary mathematics curriculum alumni conference for graduates 2003–2014
23 April 2014
After a suggestion from one of her ‘ex’ students, Associate Professor Judy Anderson – who began teaching at the University in 2003 – decided to organise a conference for graduates of the secondary-mathematics education program during her tenure: more than 400 people who have joined the teaching profession. The program continues to go from strength to strength, currently boasting about 100 students enrolled across the MTeach and BEd degrees.
The aim of the conference is to develop learning networks of preservice teachers, mathematics teachers, mathematics teacher educators and mathematicians. Dr Anderson says she believes preservice teachers learn a lot from practising teachers and have strong links through the University of Sydney. She says she is hoping that many of her ‘ex’ students will be able to come along to this inaugural event to share their wisdom and expertise and learn from one other.
- When: 9am–3pm
- Where: Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
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- Cost: FREE but please ensure you register
- Contact: Judy Anderson
T: +61 2 9351 6264
- Speaker: Professor Merrilyn Goos has worked in mathematics education for 25 years as a teacher, researcher, and teacher educator. Her research focuses on mathematical thinking, technology and mathematics learning, and mathematics-teacher education. Professor Goos is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland and from 2008–2012 was Director of the Teaching and Educational Development Institute at the same university. Previously she taught preservice and postgraduate courses in mathematics education. Her research has been guided by sociocultural theories of learning in investigating metacognition and mathematical thinking, analysing pedagogical issues in introducing educational technologies into mathematics teaching and learning, and studying how communities of practice are established and maintained in secondary mathematics classrooms, as well as in teacher-education contexts.