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Teacher Skills Forum 2018

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Sunday, March 4 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Developing questioning skills to support learning in mathematics and science

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Participants will:
• Gain an insight of the research about effective questioning
• Be provided with practical activities to support effective questioning that can be used in the classroom
• Develop listening skills as well as questioning skills
Mathematics teachers ask questions of their students all the time. Often, they expect short answers and give very little time for students to answer. This session will be based on extensive work with teachers and students trying to develop strategies for more effective questioning. Good questions will probe student understanding and enable teachers to assess their progress. This session is based on work with mathematics teachers, but we hope will also be of interest to teachers of science.

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avatar for Teresa Smart - تيريزا سمارت

Teresa Smart - تيريزا سمارت

Hon. Senior Research Associate, UCL Institute of Education - باحث أول في كلية لندن الجامعية – معهد التربية, UCL Institute of Education - كلية لندن الجامعية – معهد التربية
Teresa Smart is a mathematics educator who for over 40 years has worked with children, university students and teachers strengthening teaching and learning in mathematics in England, Mozambique and Ghana and more recently Jordan and Kazakhstan. She is a visiting senior fellow at the Institute of Education, University College London. Her research interest is in the use of digital technologies to improve teaching and learning in mathematics classrooms. She continually asks questions and through her inquisitiveness she has widened her research interest to issues of underdevelopment and particularly the role of small-scale commercial agriculture in improving people’s lives through increasing the rural economy. She has undertaken field work with farmers in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and is co-author of three... Read More →


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