• Speaker: Various Members, CARMA, The University of Newcastle
  • Title: A joint presentation from members of the Schools of Education and MAPS
  • Location: Room V129, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
  • Time and Date: 12:00 pm, Tue, 21st May 2013
  • Abstract:

    In response to a recent report from Australia's Chief Scientist (Prof Ian Chubb), the Australian government recently sought applications from consortia of universities (and other interested parties) interested in developing pre-service programs that will improve the quality of mathematics and science school teachers. In particular, the programs should:

    • be multi-institutional and cross-faculty and
    • produce teachers who view mathematics and science as contemporary, dynamic, forward-looking and collaborative human endeavours.

    At UoN, a group of us from Education and MAPS produced the outline of a vision for our own BTeach/BMath program which builds on local strengths. In the context of very tight timelines, this became a part of an application together with five other universities. In this seminar we will outline the vision that we produced, and invite further contributions and participation, with a view to improving the BMath/BTeach program regardless of the outcome of the application of which we are a part.

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