Reflection on Teaching

Activity: Engagement and professional developmentContent creation/deliveryAcademic


As a Senior Lecturer with a primary responsibility of educating students in the study of Mathematics, my scholarly activity has focussed on the refinement of the educational process and content of the subjects that I coordinate and teach.
Many Education students have a distinct dislike of mathematics, some even show a dislike to learning in general as it requires effort, something I find disheartening. I always after each lecture reflect on what worked for the students in terms of engagement and mastery, however I continue to find myself at a loss as what to do with many of the students. What I hope to do is try giving the students small projects to work on, something that will take I continue reviewing material available to students online and guiding them to the resources that I believe are more suited to their learning needs, as well as developing additional resources to improve the student experience, keeping in mind that for these students “less is more” as they are easily overwhelmed, if they are overloaded with resources.
I continually engage in activities that develop my understanding and competence in both contemporary teaching strategies and the subject content. Examples include reading articles published by the Mathematics Association of NSW (MANSW) and attending the MANSW conference held recently in Orange.
Period01 Jan 2023
Degree of RecognitionRegional