International conference - teaching problem-solving in technology rich environments

Erasmus project team

Maths teachers!

Local maths teachers joined us to develop new skills, reflect on practice, network with local and international colleagues and build confidence and capacity for the year ahead. 

When: 20 August 2019. 

Where: Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College hosted the event on behalf of the European partnership.

Attendees: Teachers of mathematics at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

 Keynote addresses considered the following topics.

  • Why should we teach problem-solving?
  • How can technology support the teaching and learning of problem-solving?

 Keynote speakers included the following.

  • Dr Alison Clark Wilson, former teacher who works as a Principal Research Lead for ERDF-funded EDUCATE Project at UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education.  Alison’s research interests concern school mathematics education in general but in particular: design and use of mathematical digital technologies; the related professional development experiences for teachers; and the impact of such technologies on mathematical thinking.
  • Mr Raymond Caldwell, Education and Training Inspectorate, Assistant Chief Inspector for Early Years, Primary, and Post Primary.

 Professional learning seminars included the following. 

  • Problem-solving approaches.
  • Using GeoGebra to enrich problem solving.
  • Using technology to present a problem-solving activity.
  • Using technologies to develop problem-solving activities.
  • Teaching problem solving in technology rich environments.

These interactive seminars explored a wide range of practical approaches, resources and research directly related to classroom practice. The seminars were led by the international partners of the Erasmus+ project. Opportunities to explore innovative practice, new resources and proven strategies to enhance teaching and learning of problem-solving in mathematics are limited in Northern Ireland.

For further information, please contact Jill Brown, Partnership coordinator or telephone 028 9031 3030

Erasmus+ International Conference