Professor Celia Hoyles, former mathematics advisor to the UK government will visit Australia in 2012 to help promote the measures required to improve mathematics based on the UK success. As part of this visit a one-day symposium will be held in Canberra in February 2012.
Prof. Hoyles has been Professor of Mathematics Education at the Institute of Education, University of London since 1984, following teaching in London secondary schools. She has directed over 30 research and consultancy projects concerned with mathematics at all levels and in a variety of contexts and published widely in articles and books.
Prof. Hoyles was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list 2004 for services to mathematics education and was chosen as the first recipient of the Hans Freudenthal medal, in recognition of her cumulative programme of research. In December 2004 she took up the position of the U.K. Government’s Chief Adviser for Mathematics (75% of her time), a position she held until November 2007. In June 2007, Celia was appointed as (part time) Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
More details to follow soon.
Please contact Simi Henderson if you would like Celia to visit your institution during the tour.