Science of Learning Global Grant Project
Supporting an inspirational local teacher to improve teaching methods and student learning throughout the world
Over the last four years maths teacher Will Emeny from Wyvern College, Fair Oak (and winner of the Secondary School Teacher of the Year Award 2016), has been researching the 'science of learning'. In collaboration with academics from the USA, they have developed and published teaching techniques to improve the retention of fundamentals in mathematics. These methods have been dramatically sucessful with students, particularly in the 11-16 age range, achieving assessment scores at twice the previous rates.
Details of Will's work can be found on the website slerlab.com to which 12,500 teachers worldwide have currently registered for free, and his blog: Great Maths Teaching Ideas.
Help from Rotary will enable Will to develop this innovative methodology in other core subjects. Together we see this project as a great way of significantly improving teaching methods world-wide, and in particular, in developing countries.
Using the District and Global Grant schemes provided through Rotary Foundation, we aim to raise £30,000 over two years to support this project.
We will be hosting a number of events throughout the coming years to raise funds for this project and we hope you will come along and support as many as you can.