报告题目：Pedagogical reform in primary mathematics in England since 2014
After studying mathematics and teacher education at University (BA(Ed)), Laurie Jacques became a primary (elementary) teacher for 8 years in England. During this time she studied for a Masters (MA) in Mathematics Education from UCL, Institute of Education, London. Laurie became an Advanced Skills Teacher in 2008 and was a panel member of an advisory group to the Department of Education (sic) in England to review the teaching of mathematics across England. The report, Independent Review of Mathematics Teaching in Early Years Settings and Primary Schools, and its recommendations were welcomed by the UK Government at that time. In 2009, she left primary classroom teaching to become an independent professional development leader supporting teachers across the south of England to improve their teaching of mathematics. In 2009 Laurie was appointed Director for Primary at the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM), with a responsibility of leading the development of centrally funded professional development for primary teachers. Laurie left the NCETM in 2015 to provide independent primary mathematics professional development for in-service teachers. In 2016, inspired by the findings from the comparisons with Shanghai-style teaching and the Uk Government-funded international teacher exchange programme between England and Shanghai, Laurie began a PhD study seeking to illuminate the teaching practices that primary teachers in England need to develop to incorporate variation pedagogy (变异教学) in their normal practice. Variation is an approach known to be commonly used in Asian cultures but rarely used in England. Laurie is visiting Shanghai in 2019 to enrich her knowledge of mathematics teaching practices in Shanghai and how teachers develop their professional skills.
Laurie Jacques在大学阶段学习数学和教师教育，毕业后，在英格兰做了8年小学教师。在此期间，她在伦敦大学学院教育学院攻读数学教育硕士学位。Laurie于2008年成为高级老师（Advanced Skills Teacher），并且是英格兰教育部（sic）咨询小组的小组成员，负责审查英格兰的数学教学。当时，这份报告《早期环境和小学数学教学独立审查》及其建议受到了英国政府的欢迎。 2009年，她离开小学课堂教学，成为一名独立的专业发展领导者，为英格兰南部的教师提供支持，以改善他们的数学教学。 2009年，Laurie被任命为国家数学教学卓越中心（NCETM）的小学部主任，负责领导由中央资助的小学教师专业发展。 Laurie于2015年离开了NCETM，为在职教师提供独立的小学数学专业发展。 2016年，受与上海方式教学比较的结果以及英国和上海之间英国政府资助的国际教师交流计划的比较的启发，Laurie开始了博士研究，旨在阐明英格兰小学教师需要发展的教学实践，在他们的实践中加入变式教学。变式是一种在亚洲文化中普遍使用但在英国很少使用的方法。Laurie将于2019年访问上海，了解更多上海的数学教学实践知识以及教师如何发展其专业技能。
In 2014 a revised National Curriculum for Mathematics was introduced into primary schools in England. In the 2013 OECD PISA ranking the UK was placed 50 out of 148 countries in mathematics achievement. This sparked interest in learning from the countries achieving highest in the rankings. Government officials visited Shanghai in 2014 and from this point, interest in Shanghai teaching practices has informed a systematic attempt by the UK government to reform the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary and secondary schools in England. In this seminar, Laurie will share what measures have been used to facilitate the reform since 2014. By considering the research on curricula and pedagogical reform in mathematics, Laurie asks if there is still more to learn about how the success of Shanghai students in international comparisons has been accomplished and whether England might ever become as successful?