This scholarship is open to teachers currently teaching mathematics in NSW schools or TAFE NSW campuses. The scholarship is for a study in any aspect of mathematics education. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to identify exemplary practice in the teaching of mathematics and to provide recommendations for how to engage and encourage students in mathematical pursuits.
The University of Sydney's Faculty of Science includes one of the largest schools dedicated to the teaching of mathematics and statistics, with a diversity of research interests and over 11,000 students. Mathematics learnt at school or TAFE is an essential foundation for studying science at university. Outstanding teachers inspire not only strong mathematical skills but intuition and curiosity about mathematics.
The successful applicant will undertake a study tour and follow-up activities of up to five weeks internationally or within Australia. Study tour travel is to be completed in one block between 1 January and 30 September 2024, with individual follow-up activities and reporting to be completed within 90 days of study tour completion.
Time may involve formal study (e.g., undertaking a short course at a respected tertiary institution) or may involve a program of visits to sites, schools and institutions to conduct interviews, observe exemplary practices and collect resources for the preparation of teaching materials related to the specific scholarship category.
A portion of time (up to one week) may be allocated toward follow-up dissemination activities (e.g., experience-sharing, professional learning) within and across NSW, either in-person or virtually.
One scholarship of $15,000 will be offered for travel during 2024.
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The Scholarship Terms and Conditions apply to all Premier's Teacher Scholarships. Applicants should refer to the FAQs for applicants when preparing and submitting an application. As part of the online application, applicants must upload their research and study tour proposal along with the Endorsement of Application form.