Standing Committee on Mathematics Education
The AustMS Standing Committee on Mathematics Education maintains a 'watching brief' on matters in mathematics education relevant to the Society. This encompasses mathematics in education in:
- universities and TAFE
- education of mathematics teachers
- various Australian school systems
- the wider area of mathematics in society.
- Chair: Birgit Loch, La Trobe University
- AustMS PD Unit Coordinator: Katherine Seaton, La Trobe University
State and Territory Representatives:
- ACT: Lilia Ferrario, Australian National University
- NSW: Philip Charlton, Charles Sturt University
- QLD: Barbara Maenhaut, University of Queensland
- SA: Amie Albrecht, University of South Australia
- TAS: Kumudini Dharmadasa, University of Tasmania
- VIC: Deborah King, University of Melbourne
- WA: Heather Lonsdale, Curtin University
- Representative on the AMSI Education Advisory Committee: Amie Albrecht
- Webmaster: Amie Albrecht
Teaching and Learning Development Opportunities
Online Professional Development Unit
The Standing Committee has coordinates the online professional development unit Effective Teaching, Effective Learning in the Quantitative Disciplines. The unit was developed under an ALTC grant, by a project team of mathematicians, and is now in its seventh year.
The unit is available free to AustMS and reciprocal members. The modules are available for all to view. The unit is suitable both for tutors and lecturers. By
formally enrolling and completing three assessment tasks, participants can receive a certificate of completion. Some participants have negotiated with their home institution to count this towards required teaching-and-learning training.
For more information, visit the unit website: www.austms.org.au/Professional+Development+Unit
AustMS/AMSI Teaching Seminar Series
The Standing Committee and AMSI have launched a new nation-wide Teaching Seminar Series, delivered through the Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE) videoconferencing facilities. The series will feature talks and discussions about any matters related to the teaching of the mathematical sciences in universities. If your university does not have an ACE room, you can still participate.
For more information, visit the website: research.amsi.org.au/teaching-seminar-series
We would love to join forces with already-established seminar series, colloquia or discussion groups. If you are keen to share with the maths community, or if you have ideas for future topics and speakers, then please get in touch.