Professional development for teaching in higher education

Leigh N. Wood, Tori Vu, Matt Bower, Natalie Brown, Jane Skalicky, Diane Donovan, Birgit Loch, Nalini Joshi, Walter Bloom

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Due to the changing nature of learning and teaching in universities, there is a growing need for professional development for lecturers and tutors teaching in disciplines in the mathematical sciences. Mathematics teaching staff receive some training in learning and teaching but many of the courses running at university level are not tailored to the mathematical sciences. This article reports on a collaborative research project aimed at investigating the type of professional development that Australian tertiary mathematics teachers need and their preference for delivery modes. Effective teaching promotes effective learning in our students and discipline-specific professional development will enhance outcomes for teachers, students, and mathematics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-1009
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


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