International recognition for education lecturer

International recognition for education lecturer

Dr Ann Gervasoni has presented the plenary address at the Mathematics Intervention Conference, Denmark.

Dr Gervasoni, a senior lecturer in Education at the Ballarat Campus, presented on how to identify children with mathematics difficulty and intervention strategies. 

The conference participants - over 100 Danish specialist teachers and mathematics consultants - were particularly interested in ACU’s‘ Extending Mathematical Understanding’ (EMU) approach to mathematics intervention. Currently, Denmark offers programs for students who have difficulty with reading, but does not have a strategy to assist those with mathematics difficulties

The EMU program is a research based intervention program focusing on the early years of schooling and includes field-based learning, workshops and data analysis. Currently in use in Victoria,

Western Australia and New South Wales, over 1000 teachers have undertaken ACU’s EMU specialist teacher course.

Her research findings are also being considered for policy development in Denmark after she presented her research to the Ministry of Education in Copenhagen.