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IMA Higher Education Teaching and Learning Workshop

Transitions in the Mathematical Sciences - 18 April 2018

Growing student numbers in mathematical sciences lead to significant challenges for teaching staff in particular when students are going through the transition from school to university education. This workshop aimed to bring together staff to discuss key issues and share ideas and good practice.

This workshop was jointly organised by the Department of Statistics and the Mathematics Institute. We gratefully acknowledge the support of Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.


Abstracts for the presentations can be found here. For presentation slides, where available, please click on presentation title.

10:00 - 10:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:30 - 11:15 Dr Kevin Houston (University of Leeds) The transition to thinking like a mathematician
11:30 - 12:15 Dr Lara Alcock (Loughborough University) Tilting the Classroom: Engaging Students in Large Lectures
12:15 - 13:00 Buffet lunch Maths Undergraduate Workroom
13:00 - 13:45 Dr Barrie Cooper (University of Exeter) Deconstructing assessment and feedback
14:00 - 14:45 Dr Eleni Katirtzoglou (UCL) The round table model
14:45 - 15:15 Coffee break Maths Undergraduate Workroom
15:15 - 16:00 Sophie Guiry and Michael Grove (University of Birmingham) Mathematicians Supporting Mathematicians: Our Role in Teaching and Learning

Members of the programme committee:

Dr Elke Thonnes, Dr Sigurd Assing, Prof David Mond, Prof Robert McKay, Dr David Wood.

Kindly supported and funded by

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