2019 Teacher Symposium - 13 Dec 2019 8:30am-3:00pm


Improving Inquiry-based Learning in Mathematics and Statistics

Inquiry based learning has been a hot trend in teaching for the past few years, with NCEA incorporating inquiry based learning into their strategic intentions for 2016-2020. However, as a teaching philosophy, inquiry based learning presents a unique set of challenges for mathematics and statistics.

Inquiry based classrooms lean towards interactive learning, with discourse allowing the verbalisation, analysis and critique of the reasoning process. For us as teachers, this increases the complexity of the classroom. Many of us have been taught in traditional teacher led classrooms. Whereas, the inquiry-based method requires the teacher to take on the role of a facilitator.

This conference aims to develop our understanding of how inquiry based learning can be included in mathematics and statistics classrooms.
  • How can teachers challenge the traditional method to increase engagement and successful outcomes?
  • How does inquiry based learning lead to successful learning within the university space?
  • How can we address the challenges faced by minority and marginalised student demographics who interact with the inquiry methodology in various unique ways?
Registrations have now closed.

The 2019 Teaching Symposium will explore these questions and more. If you would like to contribute or present to this conference – please get in touch with Caitlin Warwood

For more information on this event, please contact Caitlin Warwood.


Below is the planned programme for the 2019 Teacher Symposium
Time Speaker Organisation Topic Room
8:30am     Registration Opens AM102 & 104
8:45am Dillon Mayhew Victoria University of Wellington Welcome & Karakia AM102 & 104
9:00am Lisa Clark Victoria University of Wellington Inquiry-Based Learning in Tertiary Education & Overview of Inquiry-Based Learning AM102 & 104
10:00am     Morning Tea AM102 & 104
10:30am Neil Marshall & Angela Jones NZQA Assessing Inquiry-Based Learning AM102 & 104
11:30am Jodie Hunter Massey University Maori & Pasifika Inquiry-Based Learning AM102 & 104
12:30pm     Lunch AM102 & 104
1:30pm Lauren Burr Ministry of Education Course Developments at Ministry of Education AM102 & 104
2:30pm     Afternoon Tea AM102 & 104
3:00pm Caitlin Warwood Victoria University of Wellington Reflection, Discussion AM102 & 104

Presentations, Mindmaps and Associated Examples

Future Outreach Opportunities

If you are interested in hearing more or being involved in Mathematics outreach with our department, please get in touch with Dillon Mayhew or Noam Greenberg.

If you would like to be involved with the NZMS Education Group please contact Cami Sawyer or the NZMS Education email.
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Angela Jones - VUW Symposium Dec 2019.pdfpdf Angela Jones - VUW Symposium Dec 2019.pdf manage 1 MB 15 Jan 2020 - 10:20 Main.warwooca Neil Marshall & Angela Jones - Assessing Inquiry Bases Learning
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Jodie Hunter - DMIC presentation VUW.pdfpdf Jodie Hunter - DMIC presentation VUW.pdf manage 2 MB 15 Jan 2020 - 10:21 Main.warwooca Jodie Hunter - Maori & Pasifika Inquiry-Based Learning
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Lauren Burr.pdfpdf Lauren Burr.pdf manage 223 K 15 Jan 2020 - 16:20 Main.warwooca  
Lisa Clark - IBL_LOC_2019.pdfpdf Lisa Clark - IBL_LOC_2019.pdf manage 511 K 15 Jan 2020 - 10:03 Main.warwooca Lisa Clark: Overview of Inquiry-Based Learning and Inquiry Based Learning in Tertiary Education
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