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 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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 Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||numeracy skills, nurses|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Acute & Continuing Care
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2012 11:09|
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