Accelerating junior-secondary mathematics
Cooper, Tom, English, Lyn D., & Nutchey, David (2014) Accelerating junior-secondary mathematics. In Oesterle, S., Nicol, C., Liljedahl, P., & Allan, D. (Eds.) Joint Meeting of the International Group and the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA38), 15-20 July 2014, Vancouver, Canada.
Unfortunately, in Australia there is a prevalence of mathematically underperforming junior-secondary students in low-socioeconomic status schools. This requires targeted intervention to develop the affected students’ requisite understanding in preparation for post-compulsory study and employment and, ultimately, to increase their life chances. To address this, the ongoing action research project presented in this paper is developing a curriculum of accelerated learning, informed by a lineage of cognitivist-based structural sequence theory building activity (e.g., Cooper & Warren, 2011). The project’s conceptual framework features three pillars: the vertically structured sequencing of concepts; pedagogy grounded in students’ reality and culture; and professional learning to support teachers’ implementation of the curriculum (Cooper, Nutchey, & Grant, 2013). Quantitative and qualitative data informs the ongoing refinement of the theory, the curriculum, and the teacher support.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Other)|
|Keywords:||Mathematics, Junior school, Secondary School|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 The Authors|
|Deposited On:||19 Jan 2015 01:20|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2015 01:21|
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