## Archive for the ‘**UK Mathematics**’ Category

## Bored now

I just read a BBC article about Jimmy Wales called “Boring university lectures are doomed” and the title and the tone of the article made me angry. As a boring university lecturer, I felt I should speak out.

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## HEA course for new maths lecturers

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a course for new maths lecturers run by the Maths, Stats and Operations Research discipline of the Higher Education Academy (HEA/MSOR). I was pleased that it dispelled several myths for me, in particular the myth that these courses never cater for mathematicians’ needs. All the talks were given by experienced mathematics lecturers or people who have spent a considerable amount of time undertaking educational research specific to university-level maths. With such good quality input, and with the high level of engagement discussion amongst the participants, I learned a lot. Here are a couple of ideas I took away (not necessarily maths-specific!).