Raising aspirations using elements of team-based learning in mathematics: a pilot study

L. Naughton, R. Butler, A. Parkes, P. Wilson, A. Gascoyne

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Abstract

In this article, we report on a pilot study to investigate the use of aspects of team-based learning (TBL) in mathematics to raise the aspirations of young people from disadvantaged areas. The study involved employing elements of TBL to deliver a mathematics revision course to students who were compulsorily resitting GCSE mathematics in schools and colleges. Students were surveyed before and after the programme and there is evidence that the approach made a positive difference towards students' attitudes to studying at University. There is also some evidence to suggest that the approach can help students to overcome issues related to mathematics anxiety and to feel more confident in their own mathematical ability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1491-1507
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Volume52
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 10 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Mathematics education
  • peer assisted learning
  • team-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Applied Mathematics

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