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The Conversation: Why teachers are letting students solve math problems in lots of different ways

The Conversation: Why teachers are letting students solve math problems in lots of different ways

Cristina De Simone, a Ph.D. student in Mathematics Education at York University, Canada, and Tori Trajanovski, a Ph.D. student in Education at York U, write about teachers who are now moving beyond traditional ways of teaching math and shifting towards evidence-based equitable teaching and assessment practices.

Associate Professor Sarah Barrett awarded 2022 Dean’s Research Impact Award

Associate Professor Sarah Barrett awarded 2022 Dean’s Research Impact Award

Associate professor Sarah Barrett is the recipient of the 2022 Faculty of Education Dean’s Research Impact Award awarded annually to a tenure stream member of the Faculty of Education in the Emerging and Established scholar streams, whose sustained programs of research displayed significant impact, broadly defined and relative to their career stage.

The Conversation: Are ‘top scholar’ students really so remarkable — or are teachers inflating their grades?

The Conversation: Are ‘top scholar’ students really so remarkable — or are teachers inflating their grades?

Professor and Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, Carl E. James, writes about a recent Toronto Star investigation into grade inflation and whether it's holding top students back and setting others up to fail. James analyzed top scholar media coverage, STEM study, and teacher-student relations to understand this upward trend.