Webinars 2022

In collaboration with Clare Education Centre

Towards Enactment Of The New Primary Mathematics Curriculum

Dr Thérèse Dooley

The main focus of this webinar is the new primary mathematics curriculum. The webinar will be divided into three parts. In the first part, attention will be given to some of the findings of three research reports on Mathematics Education published by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment to underpin this curriculum. In the second part, alignment between the official curriculum and the curriculum as enacted in classrooms, and the factors that influence this alignment will be considered. Finally, a video recording of a mathematics lesson will be examined with reference to the preceding discussions. It is expected that the webinar will be interactive in nature and will provide an opportunity to participants to reflect on the nature and purpose of mathematics teaching and learning..

Dr Thérèse Dooley is Emeritus Associate Professor at DCU Institute of Education. One of the lead authors of the NCCA desktop review of research on mathematics education at early-childhood level, she authored an addendum on primary mathematics. She was a member of the STEM Education Review Group that conducted a comprehensive review of STEM Education in Irish schools, and was Chair of the Tenth Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education held in Dublin in 2017. Passionate about learners’ development of powerful mathematical thinking, she continues to work, research and publish in the area.

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Previous Webinars

In collaboration with Clare Education Centre

We presented our first webinar, A Problem-Solving Approach to Teaching the Strand of Number, in conjunction with Clare Education Centre on 25th March 2021. The goal of this webinar was to provide practical advice on using a problem-solving approach. Short video clips and examples of children’s work, which were gathered as part of the Maths4All project, were used to help illustrate the potential of a problem-solving approach to teaching mathematics.

Building on this we ran a series of three-webinars/professional learning community meetings in October/November 2021. These workshops were facilitated by Patrick Neary, Sinéad McGill, Edward Fitzgerald and Siún Nic Mhuirí.