#145 Research in Action 11: University transition and oral assessments with Paola Iannone

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This episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast is kindly supported by Arc Maths.

You can find more information about their app for helping students remember those crucial maths skills – and register for a free trial – at arceducation.co.uk/for-schools/


Hello, and welcome to another episode of the Mr Barton Maths Podcast, with me Craig Barton.

This is an episode from season 2 of 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. You can check out all the previous conversations in the series here.

On today’s episode I was lucky enough to speak to Paola Iannone.

Paola completed a first degree in mathematics at the Universita’ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza (Rome – Italy) and PhD in Pure Mathematics the University of East Anglia (UEA). She was then appointed for three years as a Teaching Fellow in the Mathematics department at UEA, and later became a Senior Research Assistant in the School of Education still at UEA until she was appointed to a Lectureship in Educational Research in 2007 and then to a Senior Lectureship in 2012. She took up her current post as a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Loughborough University in 2016.

Paola is an expert on summative assessment of mathematics at university level, mathematical reasoning, students’ proof production, university students’ note taking, and lots of other things that I found absolutely fascinating.

If you need to, you can download an mp3 version of the podcast here (but most podcast providers give you the option to download for offline listening)

Paola Iannone’s Big 3
1. Ollie Lovell’s blog
2. Kevin Houston’s blog
3. MathTask

My usual plugs:

One thought on “#145 Research in Action 11: University transition and oral assessments with Paola Iannone

  1. Hey Mr Barton,

    I enjoy your podcasts very much. Thanks for doing such an important and great task for the whole community.

    I am listening to your podcast on Google podcasts and I was wondering if you are aware that the latest 3-4 podcasts are not working. It could be great if they could be re-uploaded.


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