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/
Christian is an Associate Professor of Maths Education at the University of Southampton. In this conversation we discuss the importance of coherence in a curriculum, why a god textbook is so important, and what are his best bets for education research?
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Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.
This time around I was delighted to speak to Christian Bokhove.
Christian is an Associate Professor of Maths Education at the University of Southampton. He has particular interests in technology and maths education, PISA and TIMSS, skills and understanding, debunking myths of myths, methodology, Social Network Analysis, and many more things I don’t really understand. Christian is also a keen user of Twitter, and I often find his thoughts a useful reminder not to get carried away with a particular research finding.
In this conversation we discussed the following things, and plenty more besides:
- Aspects of Christian’s research that particularly interest him, including the wordiness of maths tasks and the importance of a shared curriculum, instructional time and PISA/TIMSSs data.
- Christian’s views on popular research topics such as Cognitive Load Theory
- And then textbooks: why does Christian think England is missing a trick?
This episode is a cracker in its own right, but it also serves as the perfect introduction to the next series of Research in Action episodes, where I speak to researchers from Loughborough University, which will be visiting your ears very soon.
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On Twitter, Christian is @cbokhove
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