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Winners of ALM and SET research and numeracy competition announced

The Society for Education and Training (SET) and Adults Learning Mathematics (ALM) are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2017 research and numeracy teaching competition.

Alm Competition

Congratulations to Stephanie Taylor, Rebecca Woolley and Peter Giles, who impressed judges with their proposals for a research project aimed at improving their teaching and learning skills in the field of numeracy and mathematics.

As a result, the winners have secured their place at the ALM 24 conference in Rotterdam in July, where they will present the following research:

1. Stephanie Taylor: Maths anxiety in workplace learning – helping learners reduce the anxiety of studying maths whilst undertaking workplace NVQ training.

“I was thrilled to be chosen as a winner for the SET Numeracy Teaching and Learning Competition. I have always had a great passion when it comes to finding new ways of inspiring learners, so it was wonderful for my ideas to be recognised in this way."

2. Rebecca Woolley: Assessment – fast or slow? Alternatives to a timed test for adult maths/numeracy.

“I was delighted to be a competition winner and to get the chance to discuss my research at the ALM conference. It will be great to meet people with different backgrounds and experiences who, like me, are thinking and writing about adult maths and numeracy."

3. Peter Giles: Using online marking to improve feedback on embedded maths skills across subjects.

“I was pleasantly surprised to win this prize and I am looking forward to sharing ideas with other maths educators from across Europe. I hope to develop a wider toolkit which uses technology to make teacher's time more effective.”

David Kaye, Chair ALM and Beth Kelly, Secretary ALM said: "We are delighted with the quality of the entries and the enthusiasm for research into adult mathematics education. We look forward to welcoming Stephanie, Rebecca and Peter into the ALM family of international researchers and practitioners. We hope they enjoy the chance to share their research with students, teachers, researchers and professors who will be attending the ALM 24 conference in Rotterdam."