||2018-01-03 - 2018-01-12
|Runs during school holidays
|Related to WCED
The Mathematical Thinking (MT) course is for teachers and subject advisers and involves a 10 day residential course during school holidays, followed by 3 months of distance learning. All participants are expected to be in residence for the full duration of the course and are taught according to the phases of their learners, ranging from grade 4 to grade 12. There is a test at the end of the residential course to assess the content learnt during the course. Each participant is expected to complete 2 assignments following the residential course. The assignments are designed to encourage the participants to reflect on their teaching practice as they embark on a journey of lifelong learning.
The purpose of the MT course is to secure and extend subject knowledge of mathematics and to develop pedagogical insights which lead to inquiry-based learning. There is an emphasis on planning for learning (rather than planning for teaching), differentiation, inclusive learning, progression, reflection on one’s practice using journals and the use of formative assessment tools to identify strengths and weaknesses of learners.
Our target audience is teachers who would like to change from the traditional “chalk and talk” approach to a more learner-centred one, who want to be enthused with a fresh approach to teaching and learning mathematics, who are newly qualified or under-qualified and want to be part of a mathematics community to share good practice and try new ideas.
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100-300 - Teachers