Workshop 2 – Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics

photoDue to strong interest from colleagues we have met through our interviews and project events we held a workshop focussing on ‘Teaching Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics’ on Monday and Tuesday 23rd and 24th June 2014, at the University of Melbourne.  The workshop was attended by 65 academics from mathematics and learning support and featured presentations on a flipped classrooms, diagnostic testing, maths support, online teaching and assessment practices.  We have received encouraging feedback that events like this provide an invaluable opportunity for academics from mathematics departments and support centres to meet and share information, build collaborative relationships and contribute to the growing body of research on tertiary mathematics education.

This workshop was generously sponsored by AMSLaTNet and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute.

When: 23–24 June 2014
Where: The University of Melbourne

Program available here




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Deborah King (University of Melbourne)
Introduction and FYiMaths overview

Nazim Khan (University of Western Australia)
Flipped classroom learning – Lessons from an experience in first-year statistics

Katherine Seaton (La Trobe University)
Bored or Board? the benefits of a flipped mathematics tutorial

Birgit Loch (Swinburne University)
Theory vs practice in the flipped classroom

Jo-ann Larkins (Federation University)
Contextualised group work – teaching a broader mathematics curriculum to first year science students

Kerrie Cullis (Charles Sturt University)
Positive impacts of lecture recording for distance students

Carolyn Kennet (Macquarie University)
The impact of online lectures on student learning

Poh Wah Hillock (University of Queensland)
Maths support for engineers

june workshopAnthony Morphett (University of Melbourne)
Metadata tagging of assessment – early experiences

Deborah Jackson (La Trobe University)
Maths skills program support for mathematics subjects

Robert Maillardet (University of Melbourne)
Video consultations