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Facing challenges in remote mathematics education and support by building a community of practice around student-staff partnership

Facing challenges in remote mathematics education and support by building a community of practice around student-staff partnership
Facing challenges in remote mathematics education and support by building a community of practice around student-staff partnership
Our active community of practice, developed from a weekly book club, formed through a shared interest in student-centred learning. Inspired by the book The Power of Partnership, this interdisciplinary group fostered and nurtured two practical mathematical applications through a partnership approach. In Munster Technological University academic support, including Mathematics and Statistics support, is offered to students through the Academic Learning Centre (ALC). Project 1 explored, through student-staff partnership, how best to promote the ALC. The project challenged our assumptions of how students would like to interact with the service. Project 2 focused on teaching mathematical analysis to a large cohort of year two students at the University of Southampton during the Covid-19 pandemic, elaborating on how small study groups, facilitated by student partners, were utilised to maintain a sense of connection and belonging, when possibilities for in-person teaching were extremely reduced. This paper discusses how a dispersed community of practice collaborated to enhance learning and teaching of mathematics.
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Casey, Dierdre
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Fairclough, Isabella
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Perisic, Vesna
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Carey, William
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Smith, Ann
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Casey, Dierdre
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Fairclough, Isabella
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Perisic, Vesna
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Carey, William
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Smith, Ann
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Casey, Dierdre, Fairclough, Isabella, Perisic, Vesna, Carey, William and Smith, Ann (2022) Facing challenges in remote mathematics education and support by building a community of practice around student-staff partnership. In MSOR Connections: Conference Special Issue 1: Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. vol. 20, 102 - 110 . (doi:10.21100/msor.v20i1).

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Our active community of practice, developed from a weekly book club, formed through a shared interest in student-centred learning. Inspired by the book The Power of Partnership, this interdisciplinary group fostered and nurtured two practical mathematical applications through a partnership approach. In Munster Technological University academic support, including Mathematics and Statistics support, is offered to students through the Academic Learning Centre (ALC). Project 1 explored, through student-staff partnership, how best to promote the ALC. The project challenged our assumptions of how students would like to interact with the service. Project 2 focused on teaching mathematical analysis to a large cohort of year two students at the University of Southampton during the Covid-19 pandemic, elaborating on how small study groups, facilitated by student partners, were utilised to maintain a sense of connection and belonging, when possibilities for in-person teaching were extremely reduced. This paper discusses how a dispersed community of practice collaborated to enhance learning and teaching of mathematics.

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Published date: 2022

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Local EPrints ID: 468368
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/468368
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Date deposited: 11 Aug 2022 16:43
Last modified: 11 Aug 2022 16:43

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Author: Dierdre Casey
Author: Isabella Fairclough
Author: Vesna Perisic
Author: William Carey
Author: Ann Smith

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