A few days ago, the Centre of Independent Studies held a forum, Ensuring Australia’s Maths Teaching Adds up to Success. The stars of the show were Eddie Woo and Greg Ashman, and the video of the forum has now been posted.
Of course the main thing to note about this forum was the astonishing decision to not include any women. But, ignoring that disgraceful aspect, the forum is well worth watching. We have our thoughts (of course), but we’ll save them until after people have had a chance to watch and to comment.
Prompted by Sir Humphrey’s comment, here are two links to recent CIS publications, which are somewhat relevant to the discussion:
John Sweller – Why Inquiry Based Approaches Harm Students’ Learning
Glenn Fahey, Jordan O’Sullivan, Jared Bussell – Failing to teach the teacher
Burkard and Marty – The Statistical Problem of Greedy Pig