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So what if students are poor at numeracy?

So what if students are poor at numeracy?

Wright, Kerri (2008) So what if students are poor at numeracy? In: University of Greenwich Annual Learning and Teaching Conference: Shift Happens, 4 June 2008, University of Greenwich, London, UK.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The numeracy skill of student is a continued concern with numeracy highlighted as a key skill in Foundation degrees and other vocational courses such as nursing (DfES 1999, NMC 2007). Numeracy is seen as a requirement to being able to undertake work based skills that require the use of numbers and calculations. However numeracy skills developed in the classroom does not necessarily prepare students for work-based calculations and similarly nor does poor numeracy skills necessarily mean that students cannot perform complex mathematical calculations in their work place. This paper will explore the role of context, the difference between formal and work based mathematics and questions the continued focus on numeracy skills, using examples from my own research with nurses.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: numeracy skills, nurses
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/2318

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