Craig Barton interviews guests from the wonderful world of education about their approaches to teaching, educational research and more. All show notes, resources and videos here: https://www.mrbartonmaths.com/blog/
The aim of this Research in Action series is to take a look at some of the most innovative research going on in the field of mathematics education, and consider what the implications are for the classroom.
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Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.
This is an episode from the Research in Action mini series, where I interview a researcher from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University about their chosen area of interest, and the implications for maths teaching and learning.
On today’s episode I was lucky enough to speak to Beth Woollacott
Beth completed her BSc in Mathematics at Royal Holloway University of London, and then received a four year studentship from the ESRC DTP and came to Loughborough in October 2017. In her first year, she completed a Masters in Social Sciences, and she is now just beginning her PhD in the second year of her studentship.
In this conversation we discussed:
- What is life doing a PhD in educational research like, and what tips does Beth have for anyone considering it
- Beth’s main focus – textbook design and exposition
- What do students actually value in a textbook? And there are fascinating insights into the role of the Split-Attention Effect and active voice.
You can find out more about Loughborough University’s funded PhD studentships in the Mathematics Education Centre here
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