Thursday 24 November 2022. 9:00am - 10:00am

Jesús Hernandez-Zavaleta, Paulino Preciado-Babb

Exploring teacher mathematical modelling knowledge for the design of simulation and coding tasks

Contact Author: Jesús E. Hernández-Zavaleta (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada


There is a growing interest in incorporating mathematical modelling in education around the world due to its role in fostering critical thinking, as well as the relevance for applications in other domains, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education (English, 2015). This research intends to shed light on the mathematical knowledge required by teachers to successfully integrate modelling with a particular focus on simulation and coding at K to 12 school levels. 

In this presentation, we will draw on two main findings yielded from the data analysis: (1) The teachers’ pedagogical knowledge depends on perceptions about the disciplinary field and the role of the educational tool used and (2) the way teachers use computational simulations is integrated with their pedagogical approaches. 

BP Mao, ML Teichroeb,

T Lee, G Wong, T Pang, H Pleass

Is online video-based education an effective method to teach basic surgical skills to students and surgical trainees?

Contact Author: Brooke Mao (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

aFaculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006, Australia

bDepartment of Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Sydney NSW 2145, Australia

cCentre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Hospital, Sydney NSW 2145, Australia


Online education has been increasingly utilized over the past decades. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the transition of conventional face-to-face curricula to online platforms, with limited evidence for its teaching efficacy. This systematic review aims to assess the effectiveness of online video-based education compared with standard conventional education in teaching basic surgical skills to surgical trainees and students undergoing medical training.