The Open University Scholarship Exchange
Browse
Cathy Smith and Charlotter Lighter, Effective support for reflective writing. eSTEeM Final Report.pdf (360.39 kB)

Final Report: Effective support for reflective writing in mathematics

Download (360.39 kB)
report
posted on 2024-02-06, 14:17 authored by Cathy Smith, Charlotte Lighter

This report focusses on an in‐depth study of 12 students identified as ‘improvers’ in Mathematics Education modules. Thematic analysis of interview data indicated the nature of difficulties in the ways of working and writing required for mathematics education assignments, and the approaches that students considered beneficial in their improvement. The findings from the project have already been incorporated into the production for two new modules. They resulted in the adoption of an integrated approach to assessment, with changes in: assignment design; teaching about writing and modelling ways of thinking. Although not attributable to one cause, successful student outcomes show the potential of making use of student knowledge in module design. The lessons are now informing work towards embedding employability skills of communication and reflection into other Maths & Stats module assignments.

Funding

eSTEeM

History

Sensitivity

  • Public document

Authorship group

  • Academic - Central

Institutional priority category

  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Themes

  • Assessment
  • Integration of Student Voice
  • Student Experience

Subject discipline

  • Mathematics and Statistics

Usage metrics

    eSTEeM

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC