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October 23, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Stereotypes/myths and Maths Anxiety 

Does maths stereotype and myths lead  maths anxiety? Okay so, we have all heard the common”I can’t do maths,” “maths is too hard,” or “I’m not a maths person, I’m better at language.” But are these all true? The answer is NO. Okay, to be fair I have said these once or twice in my … Continue reading Stereotypes/myths and Maths Anxiety  Continue reading

October 23, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Maths Ability Groups

A good thing or a bad thing? This is a topic which interested me so much I decided to find out for myself what does this actually do to children and their learning/development? Obviously, we all know that maths is a complex concept which many children have difficulty understanding within the classroom as it is … Continue reading Maths Ability Groups Continue reading

October 22, 2018
by Isla Campbell
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Chance and Probability

What is the odds that you’ll win a toy playing the ‘claw’ arcade game? First of all we should probably consider what is probability and chance. So what is Probability? Basically probability is how likely something is to going to happen. Lots of different things can be said to be probable to happen for example, … Continue reading Chance and Probability Continue reading

October 4, 2018
by Heather Brown
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The ever-changing society who is incapable of change.

This week, our Value’s lecture really hit me hard. Not purely based on the content– the history of the Civil Right movement and that of feminism, is not new to me. Most of us would have heard the horrors through school and so forth, but it is scary how used to it I was hearing the […] Continue reading

October 4, 2018
by Nabila Sakur
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Society does not define who YOU are

Last week during Derek’s Lecture, we had an important input on on Racism and Patriarchy. We looked very closely at society’s views and got told about the disastrous event of Emmett Till and how he received the brutality of Racism. Emmett was so badly beaten that even his mother decided to leave his casket open […] Continue reading

October 2, 2018
by Morgan Watt
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Can a raise in attainment within mathematics be created and maths anxiety destroyed?

Discovering maths has really opened my mind and has got me thinking about how I want to teach maths in my future classroom and what kind of teacher in maths I want to be. After one of the discovering maths lectures it allowed me to begin to ask myself a series of questions around the […] Continue reading

October 1, 2018
by Robyn Risbridger
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Creativity in Mathematics

When I first read the title of the first presentation I thought “No way? How can mathematics be creative?”.  This is when I began to realise that I did not “hate” maths in the way I thought I did because it is actually an extremely powerful subject which is used in everyday life which we … Continue reading Creativity in Mathematics Continue reading

September 30, 2018
by Aisha Elageili
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Hard-Hitting Lecture

” All human beings belong to a single species and are descended from common stock. they are born equal in dignity and rights and all form an integral part of humanity” Throughout the 18 years that I have lived, the concept of race and gender has always been something I have found myself thinking about. […] Continue reading

September 28, 2018
by Jennifer Beekie
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Fieldwork

This morning myself and my friend took a trip to the Discovery Boat. I went there with two aims in mind; to learn more about the history of Dundee and to evaluate what it would be like to take a class there. As a child I remember visiting the Discovery Boat multiple times however I […] Continue reading

September 28, 2018
by Shannon Crawford
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Race and Patriarchy

In Tuesdays lecture we discussed both race and patriarchy, both in the past and present. I found this lecture very informative and learned a lot of information that definitely opened my eyes as to what is going on in the world. When talking about racism I learnt a lot of historical facts that I was […] Continue reading

September 26, 2018
by Cara Chamberlain
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Managing My Learning

Recognition/ Reflection Action What helps my learning? How can I utilise this? Discussing the topic with others Set up a study group of like-minded peers Engage with the online community Having a good support system Keep up my good relationship with my second-year buddy. Keep in contact with my mum regularly for advice when I’m […] Continue reading

September 25, 2018
by Anna Dawson
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Inequalities within the classroom.

Reflecting back on the workshop I completed on Tuesday I have many thoughts on how inequalities in a classroom can not only go unnoticed but can also completely change the way someone feels about learning. Upon arrival on Tuesday I was looking forward to the workshop ahead of me. From the introduction I felt very […] Continue reading

September 24, 2018
by Betty Malley
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Take a walk in their shoes.

The values workshop that we had last Tuesday afternoon was an eyeopener to say the least. The room of twenty-odd people was split into four groups. Each group was given a large envelope with contents inside. Opening up the envelope my group found a pencil, blue tac, three paperclips and a rubber band. We were […] Continue reading

September 24, 2018
by Kirsty Clark
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Structural Inequalities Workshop Reflection

During the first workshop of our values module, a large mixed group of future teachers, social workers and CLD workers were split into 5 equal sized groups before beginning our task. Each group was given a large brown envelope containing supplies such as paper, pens, paper clips and post-it notes etc. Our task was to […] Continue reading

September 24, 2018
by Shannon Crawford
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Equal Opportunities

I found this weeks workshop extremely valuable and found that it made me think about things differently and consider things that I had never thought of before. During the workshop we were put into small groups. We were then handed out resources that we had to use to create something that a new pupil on […] Continue reading

September 24, 2018
by Sophie Neil
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Values: Structural Inequality in the Classroom

We all know that privilege is a thing that is often overlooked in life. Every one of us has a certain amount of privilege ; may that be because of our gender, our race, our sexuality- the list is endless.  Often, it is those who are perceived to be the most privileged who become blind-sighted- […] Continue reading

September 23, 2018
by Cara Chamberlain
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Thinking outside the envelope…

During the Values class on Tuesday, the class was split into 5 groups, each group receiving the same big brown envelope (or so we thought). We were then all given the same task of thinking of and creating something that we would have found useful as new university students, using only the supplies given to […] Continue reading

September 23, 2018
by Katie McFall
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Structural Inequalities

In our first workshop last week we had the task of working in groups to create something a new student at the university could use. Each group was given an envelope of supplies and after opening our envelope we discovered it was going to be more difficult than originally expected; we had one post-it note, […] Continue reading

September 23, 2018
by Heather Brown
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Structural Inequalities and the Dreaded Half Mark

Our first Values seminar was a brilliant deceit and I ate it up. It began with our tutor giving each group a envelope of goodies- and by goodies I mean a load of random stationary- which we had to use to come up with a concept that would have helped us when we first started […] Continue reading

September 22, 2018
by Emma Jarvie
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How to overcome structural inequalities…

On Tuesday afternoon, I attended an interactive seminar; the class was split into four groups and each group was given an envelope with resources in it. The task was to plan and make a product out of the items within the envelope; and then finally pitch the product to the class. The task for my […] Continue reading

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