ERIC Number: EJ774899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 17
Graduate Attributes: Teaching as Learning
Wood, Leigh N.; Smith, Narelle F.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v38 n6 p715-727 Sep 2007
Recent graduates of degrees in the mathematical sciences were interviewed in depth about their work and the skills required to perform those tasks. One common undertaking could be described as teaching: demonstrating to colleagues, training their assistants or explaining mathematics to their managers. The paper describes how this understanding of teaching in the workplace can inform curriculum design at university level to better prepare graduates for work. Examples of assessment activities that lecturers can adapt for use in their classes in the mathematical sciences are presented.
Descriptors: Sciences, Graduates, Curriculum Design, Mathematics Education, Interviews, Peer Teaching, Tutors
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Education Level: Higher Education
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