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ALM Virtual Seminar 15th January 2024

Engaging with maths: facing up to the challenges for organisations and students

Speaker: Diane Dalby

Time: Online (19:00 UK time)

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You are invited to join us for the first ALM Virtual Seminar in 2024 on Engaging with maths: facing up to the challenges for organisations and students at 19.00 London time.

About Dianes’s presentation
A lack of engagement with maths is a common issue faced by teachers in schools, vocational colleges and other educational settings. Although the learning context may differ, there are recurring themes in students’ experiences of society and education that influence their response to maths. In this seminar a multi-level approach will be taken to explore the issues and discuss approaches used by individual teachers and whole organisations to engage and motivate young adults. Recent research in England on the development of a Whole College Approach (WCA) will be examined that focuses strongly on ways of improving student engagement with maths through changes in both management strategies and classroom practice. During the seminar there will be an opportunity to consider perspectives from practitioners and researchers before spending time in small groups discussing how the approaches might be applied in different settings.
About Diane Dalby
Diane is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Mathematics Education, University of Nottingham. She previously worked in Further Education colleges in England for over 20 years, in various management and teaching roles, before commencing a full-time doctorate at the university and later progressing to her current role. Her doctoral study focused on the experiences of vocational students learning functional mathematics in Further Education colleges and Diane has since worked on several national and international mathematics research projects. Her research interests include the teaching of mathematics in post-16 education for disaffected and low-attaining students, the post-16 mathematics curriculum, the enactment of policy in Further Education and the positioning of mathematics within vocational education. Diane has also been active for many years as an educational consultant, trainer and external examiner, taking a special interest in mathematics teaching and FE management.

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