Numeracy across the curriculum Phase 2 research project

Project: Research

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Project Description

The aim of this research project is to highlight what numeracy is with respect to each learning area, and outline why it is important to develop students’ numeracy capabilities within the learning area. We will guide teachers on the following:· how to assess numeracy learning; and· how to deal with challenges and dilemmas using strategies recommended by experts.· how to deal with challenges and dilemmas using strategies recommended by experts. Our methodology will follow that of Phase 1. Initially we will consider the research literature to determine past research in relation to numeracy across the curriculum, and in particular to the learning areas of English and other Languages, History and Design and Technology. We will scrutinise the available evidence to find strategies that are applicable to the given learning areas. Our goal is to investigate how numeracy learning and learning area outcomes are produced. The results from this review will lead to the development of a general overview of numeracy in each learning area. The primary purpose of this component of the project is to provide teachers with a comprehensive background for understanding current knowledge of numeracy in their learning area, and to highlight the significance of how numeracy can be used to improve student learning outcomes in English and other Languages, History and Design and Technology. Our writing of this component will thus be guided by quality research findings. Secondly, we will utilise a co-design approach to develop the examples of activities (see Kelly, Lesh & Baek, 2008). Through co-design, the project team will review the research bases to create, develop, and deliver the examples of activities for each learning area.
Short titleNumeracy across the curriculum Phase 2
StatusActive
Effective start/end date7/09/2011/12/20