Senior Research Associate (Recovering and Improving Mathematics Knowledge)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Our internationally renowned Faculty of Education is an engaging and welcoming community of academics, researchers, teaching professionals and industry specialists with a history in education of over 100 years. Based in our £139 million Brooks Building, our facilities, including modern lecture theatres, specialist teaching areas and drop-in resources, are as impressive as our approach to education.

Working as part of a team of teacher educators, curriculum materials designers, educational researchers, and trainers based in the Faculty of Education, you will work on an exciting new project which we hope will have a major impact on how schools teach mathematics. The Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) project is funded by the Education Endowment Foundation - see https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects-and-evaluation/projects/realistic-maths-education/ - and is set to trial RME materials and teaching approaches in Years 7 and 8, working in schools across the country. The secondary mathematics team at Manchester Metropolitan University has been developing and researching the use of RME for more than 10 years, working with students from KS3 to 5. The team is part of a thriving group of mathematics education researchers in the Faculty of Education, and is well-established in national training and research networks.

Role

As Research Associate on the project, you will support research into the impact of training on teachers’ classroom practice and their use of RME materials. You will gather data through classroom observation and participation in professional development sessions. You will support the team’s ongoing professional development design and contribute to longer-term analysis of the data. You will also be responsible for data management and for maintaining relationships with teachers, schools and Maths Hubs and will work as part of the team to prepare conference papers and publications.

For informal enquiries, please contact Yvette Solomon on y.solomon@mmu.ac.uk

Ideal Candidate

You will have an interest in curriculum design and learning in mathematics education, and experience in a relevant area of research in mathematics education. Experience in teacher education and professional development will be an asset, as will a teaching qualification.

Please ensure that you include a CV and covering letter with your application.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

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