Teacher survey

Transmaths: Teachers - Into College

Most teaching practices we observed as students prepared for their GCSE are best described as transmissionist leaving little room for the development of conceptual understanding or self-directed learning skills. These are adopted by teachers as they are believed to best prepare students for GCSE that requires procedural understanding and for progression to A Level which requires much the same. This, teachers believe, helps their school secure the results needed to ensure a high position in annual league tables. However, some teachers thought that conectionist practices that seemed to help students often involved the students taking control of their own learning (e.g. in projects, explaining mathematical concepts or discussing in class).