Transforming secondary mathematics classroom practice through participatory action research

This is a Centre for Research in Mathematics Education seminar presented by Dr Peter Wright, UCL Institute of Education, University College London.

During this seminar, Dr Wright will focus on the potential of participatory action research (PAR) for bringing about sustainable and widespread changes in the classroom practice of secondary mathematics teachers. He will argue that PAR offers mathematics teachers a means for transforming their classroom practice and actualising a curriculum that is more meaningful and empowering for students, and leads to more equitable outcomes and a lifelong engagement with the subject.

Dr Peter Wright will reflect on his doctoral study (Wright, 2017), which demonstrated how a small group of early-career teacher researchers, working in partnership with an academic researcher, were able to significantly transform their thinking and classroom practice through adopting a systematic, rigorous and critical model of PAR. He will propose (for discussion) how a model of PAR, with an explicit focus on collaboration and critical reflection, might be developed that can transform classroom practice on a longer-term and wider scale.

Wright, P., 2017. Critical relationships between teachers and learners of school mathematics. Pedagogy, Culture and Society [Online]

This event is free but please register online for catering purposes.

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