TDA PPD Courses for Teachers
CIMT has designed a suite of Modules (at M Level), funded by the TDA (Training and Development Agency) for personal
professional development (PPD) in mathematics education, primary and secondary, that can be delivered in a variety of modes.
The initial development of these modules was funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
We are particularly keen to engage with whole departments at secondary level and with all teachers of mathematics in primary schools anywhere in England and Wales although we are happy to work with consortiums of teachers around the country.
The three new modules are briefly summarised below with further details available by clicking on the module title.
Module 1 (MEMA518) - Collaborative Practice for Enhancing Mathematics Teaching
This module enables participants to focus on the use of collaborative practice to enhance the teaching of mathematics. By teachers working together in a group, lessons will be planned, observed and evaluated and then action points, related to effective mathematics teaching, will be agreed. It will give participants the opportunity to both improve their own practice and to help others.
Module 2 (MEMA520) - Effective Mathematics Teaching
This module enables participants to focus on effective practices to enhance the teaching of mathematics with a strong focus on whole class interactive teaching. It will give participants the opportunity to both improve their own practice and to learn from others and to evaluate the impact of resources, including ICT, to improve their teaching and pupils’ learning.
Module 3 (MEMA519) - Teaching Mathematical Foundations, Applications and Enrichment
This module enables participants to focus on the use of personal mathematical development whilst engaged in its teaching; the mathematics covered (with options that relate to personal knowledge and skills) will range from Foundations to advanced topics and will incorporate extension and enrichment activities to provide motivation and creativity in teaching mathematics.
Assessment - Learning Outcomes
At the end of each module, the learner will be expected to be able to:
If you would like to participate in our courses over 2009/10 and 2010/11, please contact either David Burghes (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Russell Geach (email: email@example.com ) or telephone on 01752 585346.