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Enhancing learning in undergraduate mathematics



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A major new project that seeks to improve tertiary education outcomes for mathematics learners has been jointly funded by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) and Ako Aotearoa, the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

A team of eight researchers and 10 mathematicians, led by Professor Bill Barton and Dr Judy Paterson at The University of Auckland, has been awarded $276,900 over the next two years to explore how to enhance the graduate attributes of mathematics graduates.

Exploring learning in more than one language in the early years

 Media Release                            

The first Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) Request for Proposals (RFP) in the field of early years has been won by a team led by Associate Professor Valerie Podmore from the Faculty of Education at The University of Auckland.

Six projects funded for 2013

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) has allocated funding to six projects in its 2012 funding round.

The fund aims to build knowledge about teaching and learning that will lead to significantly improved outcomes for learners.

Expressions of interest for the 2012 funding round closed in May. A selection panel drew up a shortlist of applicants, who then submitted a full proposal. The fund is open to the early childhood, school and post-school sectors.

Spotlight on school sector TLRI Research

Over the past two years the TLRI advisory board has commissioned a series of reviews looking at the contribution of the TLRI to knowledge building about teaching and learning. Previous reviews have looked at research in the early years and in the tertiary sector.

A selector's perspective

We asked TLRI selector Josie Roberts for her impressions of the key strengths and weaknesses across this year’s Expressions of Interest (EOIs).

Rethinking health and physical education

The University of Waikato invites classroom teachers and senior management to a seminar to explore how change in the way health and physical education (HPE) is conceptualised can support both teachers and children to have positive and meaningful experiences in the HPE learning area and across the curriculum.
Two seminars will run:

Website to spread ideas from TLRI project

One TLRI project has created its own website to help spread its ideas about the teaching of algebra.

The website, “Teaching Algebra Conceptually”, is at:

Tertiary Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) and Ako Aotearoa are jointly funding a  Request for Proposal (RFP) in the tertiary sector. Proposals are being sought now, with applications open until Friday 5 October 2012.
We wish to commission a project that seeks to achieve a substantive and sustainable change in tertiary learner outcomes. The proposal might address improvement in learner outcomes in relation to one or more of the following areas of tertiary education:

Early years request for proposal (RFP)

The Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) has released its first-ever Request for Proposal (RFP), targeting the early years.
Proposals are being sought now, with applications open until Wednesday 15 August 2012.

TLRI to issue a request for proposals (RFP)

TLRI Programme Director Robyn Baker explains the decision to introduce an RFP process for some TLRI Funding

This year we are introducing a new strand to the TLRI in the form of a request for proposals (RFP).

We are doing this after a two-year review process. We commissioned in-depth  reviews  of TLRI work in the early childhood and tertiary sectors, each exploring the contribution  the TLRI has made to teaching and learning. In each case symposiums were held to discuss and build on the review papers.


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