• Speaker: Dr Jeff Hogan, CARMA, The University of Newcastle
  • Title: Forum on assessment as a lens for thinking about teaching
  • Location: Room V129, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
  • Time and Date: 12:00 pm, Tue, 26th Aug 2014
  • Abstract:

    This forum is a follow-on from the seminar that Professor Willis gave three weeks prior, on maths that seems too good to be true; and his ideas for incorporating the surprisingly and enlivening into what and how we teach: he gave as exemplars the miracles of Pythagoreans triples and eigenvalues. A question raised in the discussion at that seminar was if/how might we use assessment to encourage the kinds of learning we would like. This forum will be an opportunity to further that conversation.

    Jeff, Andrew and Massoud have each kindly agreed to give us 5 minute presentations relating to the latter year maths courses that they have recently been teaching, to get our forum started. Jeff may speak on his developments in his new course on Fourier methods, Andrew will talk about some of the innovations that were introduced into Topology in the last few offerings which he has been using and further developing, and Massoud has a range of OR courses he might speak about.

    Everyone is encouraged to share examples of their own practice or ideas that they have that may be of interest to others.

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