Mathematics, standards, teacher shortages - UK initiatives

14 February 2012
Professor Celia Hoyles (OBE)
Professor Celia Hoyles (OBE)

Professor Celia Hoyles (OBE), former mathematics advisor to the UK government and an internationally influential researcher in learning technologies and mathematics education will be presenting "The initiatives employed in the UK that have improved standards, reversed teacher shortages and increased mathematics enrolments, followed by discussions.

Coverage of this seminar:

Follow Brits and do the maths, says top adviser by Kim Arlington, SMH February 15, 2012.

UK expert adds impetus to solve the maths divide by Jill Rowbotham, The Australian February 01, 2012

Prizewinning mathematician on the importance and beauty of maths, by ABC Broadcast 12:00pm, Wed 15 Feb 2012

Push to multiply positive points of maths in minds of students, by Kim Arlington, SMH February 20, 2012

Academics pool resources to help students cope with first year maths by Verity Leatherdale, 15 February 2012.

When: 4:30-5:30pm (join us from 4pm for light refreshments) - 14 February, 2012
Where: Education Lecture Theatre 351
RSVP: RSVP online by 9 Feb for catering purposes

Professor Celia Hoyles is a Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, University of London and is the Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics as well as a researcher in the London Knowledge Lab. View her profile

Professor Hoyles is in Australia as the keynote speaker at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) national forum on Maths for the future: Keep Australia Competitive. The forum will propose strategies to secure future mathematical and statistical skills for Australia.

Time: 4:30-5:30pm (join us from 4pm for light refreshments)

Location: Education Lecture Theatre 351

Cost: Free

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