This course is designed to address many of the challenges mathematics teachers (and learners) face: for example very large classes, students gathered from diverse programmes, students' (lack of) motivation and more. The course will be taught by highly experienced university level mathematics teachers from Norway and abroad. Sessions will focus on innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessing mathematics, and relevant research results that can inform and contribute towards the improvement of students' performance in the subject.

This course focuses especially on teaching and learning mathematics in higher education and complements the pedagogy courses provided by universities and university colleges for recently appointed staff.

The course is particularly directed towards early career university level mathematics teachers and teaching assistants in their first three years of teaching. However more experienced teachers may apply and will be considered if places are available. The course will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

The course will be held in three sessions, all will be held at the NTNU campus in Trondheim:

23-25 November 2015 (13:30, 23.11.2015 – 15:00, 25.11.2015)

9-10 March 2016 (13:30, 09.03.2016 – 15:00, 10.03.2016)

13 June 2016 (09:00 – 15:00)

Participants will be expected to undertake course related work between sessions and prepare a portfolio composed of material and reports from this activity. A letter/certificate of participation will be provided for all who complete the course satisfactorily (participation and portfolio).

Cost: The course and participants' travel and accommodation will be covered by MatRIC, Centre for Research, Innovation and Coordination of Mathematics Teaching.

Further information about the course and the provisional programme can be obtained from the Course Director: Professor Svitlana Rogovchenko.

Applications to join the course must include a CV and a letter of support from the applicant's Head of Department and sent to the Course Director with a copy to MatRIC Project Manager Line Eielsen Malde.

Course Director: Professor Svitlana Rogovchenko svitlana.rogovchenko@uia.no

MatRIC Project Manager: Line Eielsen Malde line.e.malde@uia.no