Mathematics Teaching & Learning Network

Welcome to this collaborative space for sharing your perspectives in a collegial atmosphere. We welcome you into an experience in which real life experiences in education is valued as we share, stimulate thinking, develop ideas and invent solutions. This network is an international network for innovation in teaching mathematics.

You are invited to participate in this network that aims to:

  1. Facilitate collaboration across institutions through the sharing of current and relevant information.
  2. Keep abreast of the developments in education and planning at the institutional and national levels; providing opportunities for efficient utilization of information, decision making and problem solving.
  3. Promote “knowledge production and sharing”.
  4. Encourage social and economic development through a focus on national priorities.
  5. Foster culture of “knowledge sharing” within the institution.
  6. Facilitate the use of knowledge for policy development and practice in educational institutions.

The Mico University College will launch its Mathematics Teaching Knowledge Network in March 2019 during The Mico International Teaching Summit. The theme for the Summit is “Mathematics for Sustainable Economic Growth and Job Creation.” It is intended that knowledge developed through this summit will be “leveraged” to support the development of functional professional network(s) responsive to teacher education, national planning and development.

Protocol: The interactions in this Knowledge Network will be guided by the “Protocol for Stakeholders in Education Participating as Members of The Knowledge Network of The Mico University College.”

Initiation: Topics relating to the role of problem-solving emerging from the Summit may be used in supporting a long-term discussion in the Knowledge Network. The first engagement (postings) may be a managed discussion forum where the sharing of drafts, unpublished or published papers are not required. (Links to resources may be provided through hyperlinking to sites external to this Network)

Interactions: This network is welcoming and encourages collegial respect and giving credit where applicable. The moderator will have the right to remove any offensive posts.

Posts may be transmitted automatically by email to anyone who joins the network.

Format: Forums should use APA format for discussion: Resources for supporting this format may be accessed at:

http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/90544

http://bbc.cu-portland.edu/bb/Tutorials/DB-Formatting/DB-Formatting.htm

(Note: Guidelines are subject to review by The Mico University College team.)

The Knowledge Network participants will be able to:

  1. Collaborate with peers within the network through the posting of topics, questions, comments and feedback to mathematics-related case studies and scenarios.
  2. Formulate strategies that are responsive to the observed or reported needs at all levels of the education system in order to promote research in mathematics education.
  3. Invent solutions to specified social and/or economic problems using selected mathematics tools or mathematical concepts.
  4. Analyse curricula or other resources for promoting mathematics education at all levels of the educational system critically.
  5. Apply theories of learning, leadership and change in making recommendations for improving the quality of mathematics programmes, and for guiding policies.
  6. Implement engagement and/or coaching strategies guided by appropriate theories for motivating peers in the network.
  7. Communicate expectations of how mathematics may impact social and economic development locally, and in various territories within and beyond the Caribbean.
  8. make creative mathematical models based on ideas explored in the Network for the promotion of effective mathematics teaching and learning.
  9. Direct their peers to useful resource materials for improving awareness of alternative ideas about mathematical concepts, and for development of appropriate innovative teaching strategies through links to external websites.
  10. Discuss any suggestions, recommendations and/or proposals for policy development or teaching and learning strategies in mathematics education.
  11. Model 21st century teaching and learning effectively, integrating available technology and relating to real-life experiences.
  12. Model the use of mathematical thinking and strategies for sustaining and promoting the Network.
  13. The provision of support for the internationalization of programmes as the Knowledge Network provides conversational opportunities for subject experts at the local and international levels.
  14. The network will inform policies and teaching-learning pedagogical practices at all levels of the education system.
  15. The provision of opportunities for Subscription Package development or sponsorship with product promotion.
  16. The provision of opportunities to develop and offer short courses for the purpose of supporting teaching and learning and/or policy development; or mathematics teaching at any level; or the exploration of different disciplines.
  17. Support that benefits individual participants through the creation, adaptation and accumulation of knowledge; and the fostering of learning, innovation and research opportunities.

Updated 21.03.19

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