Teacher survey

Transmaths: Teachers - Into University

Teaching practices in universities are predominantly transmissionist: students report that they value teaching that is more responsive to their individual needs. A transition practice adopted by some universities is to employ (school/college) teachers to ease some students' transitional experiences in mathematics by taking more account of their students' needs than would usually be the case. However, it seems that those positioned as teachers rather than researchers may be marginalised. This failure to appreciate the value of developing a pedagogic culture needs addressing. In some institutions this has been achieved by focussing this in the context of the work of the mathematics support centre.