Work Group Outline
Work Groups in this project will focus on participant teachers working together to ‘unpick’ (i.e. analyse, deconstruct and trace through the curriculum) a challenging topic from GCSE Mathematics.
Participants will develop insight into the associated difficulties and misconceptions to support teaching in the short term, but also consider the implications for longer term curriculum design.
What is invovled?
Each Work Group will follow a ‘workshop – school-based task’ cycle, consisting of several workshops followed in each case by a specific school-based task. Workshops will provide opportunities for teachers to identify and analyse a key challenging topic area, to work collaboratively to develop pedagogical approaches to it, and to evaluate and discuss after teaching. There will be school-based tasks for participants to engage with between each meeting.
It is planned to deliver four half-day workshops. Early on, these will be delivered online, but it may be that ‘live’ workshops can be arranged later in the year.
Who can apply?
Participants should be secondary school teachers of GCSE Maths.
Teachers who have previously participated in Work Groups in this project are welcome to take part again in 2020/21.
What is the cost?
The Challenging Topics at GCSE project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so is free to participating schools.
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