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Teaching for Mastery (Webinar 1)

  • Webinar
  • Thu, November 12, 2020
  • 08:00 AM  - 09:15 AM
  • Online
  • Member (12 Nov webinar) $ 40.00 (includes GST of $ 3.64) per person
    Member (12 & 19 Nov webinars) $ 70.00 (includes GST of $ 6.36) per person
    Non-member (12 Nov webinar) $ 60.00 (includes GST of $ 5.46) per person
    Non-member (12 & 19 Nov webinars) $ 110.00 (includes GST of $ 10.00) per person


Past mathematics teaching practice in the UK, like Australia, often emphasised inquiry or topic based pedagogical approaches. Starting in 2015, linking with Shanghai Normal University, England’s National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) started to promote and introduce teaching for mastery practices to primary and secondary schools across England. These practices include more explicit teaching of mathematical concepts and their interconnectedness to ensure students acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The aim is to improve mathematics education outcomes for all students at all levels in maths.


Who should attend?

These webinars are suitable for school leaders, government representatives and maths educators who have an interest in education strategies and classroom pedagogical practices. This may include directors, managers and consultants who work in government, the Catholic and independent sectors. The webinars will be of particular interest to researchers, school leaders, heads of department and practising teachers.


Webinar 1: Teaching maths for mastery - the impact on maths education

  • The rationale, strategy and preparation for the transition to mastery
  • What is mastery and the impact on educational practices
  • Some key differences between inquiry-based and mastery methods
  • The organisation of professional learning and resource
  • Impact on schools, leadership and teachers
  • Some evidence and reflections on the NCETM experience

Alison Hopper

Alison has been involved in primary education in various roles. For many years, she was a Primary Strategy Mathematics Consultant, and also spent two years lecturing at The University of Brighton on their Initial Teacher Training courses in maths. The combination of these roles allowed her to explore how children learn and how teachers teach from many perspectives. At MEI she works to strengthen transition from primary to secondary maths.

Charlie Stripp

Charlie taught maths for 10 years in the state sector, with experience of teaching in both selective and non-selective secondary schools and in a large further education college. He has also taught on a Mathematics B.Ed programme. Charlie joined MEI in 2000 to set up the pilot project that eventually became the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme. He became MEI’s Chief Executive in 2010. Since March 2013 he has also been Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Through his work with the NCETM, Charlie has developed experience in primary maths teaching, particularly in ‘maths teaching for mastery’ approaches. Charlie was awarded an MBE for services to education in 2015.


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