Graduate attributes

Teaching as learning

Leigh N. Wood*, Narelle F. Smith

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Recent graduates of degrees in the mathematical sciences were interviewed in depth about their work and the skills required to perform those tasks. One common undertaking could be described as teaching: demonstrating to colleagues, training their assistants or explaining mathematics to their managers. The paper describes how this understanding of teaching in the workplace can inform curriculum design at university level to better prepare graduates for work. Examples of assessment activities that lecturers can adapt for use in their classes in the mathematical sciences are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-727
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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