This course examines a range of evidence informed approaches to enhance the effectiveness of teaching at Higher level. In particular we will look at:
-> Didactics and pedagogy for topics which pupils find problematic.
-> Developing the mathematician instead of “covering” the mathematics.
-> How we can use variation theory to create appropriate question sequences.
-> The importance of multiple representations and CPA.
-> Lessons from cognitive science and how these can be applied to enhance retention.
Mark is the UK's leading authority on teaching for mastery. He has trained over 2000 schools in mastery models for schooling in the UK and overseas.
A leading figure in mathematics education, Mark has led many large-scale government education initiatives, both in the UK and overseas. Mark was a Director at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and has also been a school leader, an Advanced Skills Teacher, a school inspector and a teacher trainer. He founded and was Chairman of the Teacher Development Trust.
Mark has extensive experience of mathematics teaching and learning across all age and ability groups, having taught students from age 3 to PhD!