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Marc Jacobs

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  • BA Ed Module Convenor (years 1 -3).
  • SKE Maths Course Leader.
  • PGCE tutor.

Areas of interest

  • Teaching and Learning of Primary and Secondary Mathematics.
  • Intervention in Secondary Mathematics.
  • Leadership of Mathematics specialism in Secondary Schools.
  • Expertise in teaching Secondary Maths.
  • Observation as part of PGCE and CPD in education.
  • Mentorship.
  • Enhancing the use of technology in secondary mathematics teaching.

Postgraduate supervision

Masters Level Supervision offered in these areas:

  • 2nd marker on the MA innovation and change.

PhD and EdD Level Supervision offered in these areas:

  • Ph D Student year 3.
  • My working title is : Intervention in Mathematics: Creating successful strategies to ensure success in Secondary Schools.
  • Member of BERA SIG: Mathematics Education.
  • Member of BSRLM.
  • Associate member of Metre sphere - St Mary's University - Twickenham, London.

Teaching

  • BA Ed Years 1,2, and 3 Subject Specialism : Mathematics.
  • SKE Mathematics lecturer.
  • Occasional lecturer on the Secondary PGCE.

Background

  • In January 2016, I joined the University of Reading, Institute of Education. Prior to this I worked in Secondary schools, where I have taught for sixteen years.
  • My experience in secondary schools varied as I undertook different roles in KS 3 (Numeracy co-ordinator) , KS 4 ( Lead teacher ), head of department and Assistant Headteacher: Raising Standards Leader. My leadership responsibilities were Assistant Headteacher at two secondary schools.
  • I worked in three diverse schools: an all-girls school in Lambeth, an all-boys school in Hillingdon and a Comprehensive school in Teddington. It has been a pleasure to enrich my personal and professional career through my teaching in these schools. I have also worked at a Primary school in Cape Town, South Africa for 7 years.

Academic qualifications

  • Teaching Diploma (Bellville College of Education, Cape Town, South Africa).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education (University of Cape Town, South Africa).
  • B-tech (Hons) Leadership and Management (Cape Town Technikon, South Africa).
  • Masters in Education: Innovation and Change (St Mary's University - Twickenham, London).

Personal Achievements:

Presenting at educational conferences and completing my masters degree in 2012.

Selected publications

Conference Presentations:

  • Jacobs, M. (2015) Teachers' Practice in Secondary Mathematics: Using Focus Groups to guide Action Research. British educational Research Association, University of Belfast, 15-17 September.

Publications

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