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Developing Pedagogy (In A-Level Mathematics Teaching) | Redriff Primary School | Wednesday, 06. November 2019

Developing Pedagogy (In A-Level Mathematics Teaching)
Led by Sinéad Vaughan
Sinéad is passionate about helping teachers develop their practice and professionalism and has been involved in training and delivering CPD throughout much of her career. She is based at UCL Institute of Education, where she fulfils two separate roles. She is an Area Coordinator for the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), where a key responsibility is improving teaching for Level 3 Maths programmes through provision of both ****-to-**** and online CPD. She organises teacher networks, which give maths teachers the opportunity to work collaboratively, sharing ideas and resources, and discussing their needs. In addition, she teaches on the MA Education, where she is the module leader for ‘The Action Researcher’, which is the core module for the Advanced Practice pathway. She also provides consultancy to schools who are keen to implement Action Research as part of their school’s professional development programme.
The focus of this Professional Development Work Group is to provide teachers with the opportunity to develop a specific area of their own A level practice through undertaking an Action Research project. Action Research is a methodology which enables teachers to take charge of exploring and developing their own practice. The aim of this project is to empower teachers and develop their professionalism as leaders of A level teaching in their own school or college, whilst also enhancing teaching and developing students’ conceptual understanding. There is currently a range of CPD, around subject knowledge and pedagogy, for teachers who have recently started teaching A level Maths, but there is a lack of extended professional development for more experienced teachers and leaders of A level Maths, particularly with regard to the overarching themes in the new A level Maths specifications.