Work Group Outline
This project provides national support for the effective development of pedagogy in the teaching of A level Mathematics to enhance the quality of teaching and the conceptual understanding of students. Its aim is to develop and sustain regional communities of practice involving collaboration between teachers. The focus is on discovering different pegagogical approaches to A level Maths teaching, and developing participants as experts who can deliver professional development in their own school or college.
This project involves a direct working partnership between the Maths Hubs Network and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP).
By the end of the workshops, participants will:
• feel confident with the overarching themes of the new A level syllabus
• discover pedagogical approaches which engage students and deepen their understanding
• identify appropriate uses of technology to be used in both the pure and the applied content
• be able to plan a sequence of lessons using effective pedagogical approaches.
• collaborate with teachers from other schools/colleges with experience of teaching A level Maths
• support colleagues in their own department with approaches to teaching A level Maths
What is involved?
Most Work Groups in the project will have three days (or equivalent) of direct meeting time. However, this may be adapted to suit the needs of the group, and could be three full day face-to-face sessions, six part-day/twilight sessions, or a blended mix of face-to-face and online meetings. Participants will be expected, where appropriate, to work with colleagues in their own department.
Work Groups will be designed to meet the specific needs of the range of experience of participants.
Who can apply?
The project is aimed at schools/colleges/departments that want to develop one or more aspects of their A level pedagogy including use of technology. It would be suitable for existing leaders of A level teaching or experienced teachers of A level Maths who wish to lead the development of pedagogy in A level teaching with other colleagues in their own or other schools/colleges. Teachers who will find this Work Group particularly useful include those who have already completed other A level subject knowledge and pedagogy courses (or similar) and are able to work with other colleagues in their own or other schools/colleges.
What is the cost?
The Developing A Level Pedagogy project is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and the AMSP so is free to participating schools/colleges.
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