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MSc in Mathematics Education

The School of Mathematical Sciences, Dublin City University and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Maynooth University are  seeking a postgraduate research candidate to join a team of researchers working on a project entitled ‘Assessment for Learning Resources for First Year Undergraduate Mathematics Modules’. This project concerns the development of formative assessment techniques in order to improve the teaching and learning experience of first year undergraduate mathematics modules.

The work to be undertaken will have two main components: the development of formative assessment tools for use in the classroom; and the development of interactive tasks which can be used by students to monitor their own progress and this progress will be supported by the provision of online resources. The candidate would conduct a research and literature review of best practice in the area of student surveys, interviews and both qualitative and quantitative data analysis. He/She would also assist in the design of tasks and in the evaluation of all innovations designed for this project, as well as the implementation of the surveys and interviews, and with the analysis, collation and dissemination of the results.

This project is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, and the partner institutions on this project are Dublin City University (DCU), Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), and Maynooth University (MU). The project can be based in either the School of Mathematical Sciences in DCU, or in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in MU, at the student’s choice.

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Deadline Friday, 30 January 2015.