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Dr Clare Susan Lee

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer, Education
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Education
  • clare.lee

Professional biography

Clare Lee is works on the EdD and for the Masters in Education team at the Open University. She is passionately interested in improving teaching as a whole and the of mathematics in particular. She works with pre-service and in-service teachers to research how this can be done, publishing books and journal articles on a regular basis. Her current research interests are working to Develop Mathematical Resilience in all learners of mathematics from young people in school to adult learners. She works with National Advisory panels on mathemtical education

Previously Clare has taken varied roles, working as a mathematics teacher for about 20 years and working as assessment consultant for a local authority. She held the exciting role of Research Fellow on the Nuffield funded KMOFAP project resulting in the innovative, game-changing and  widely used Assessment for Learning Materials. She is co-author of both Working Inside the Black Box and Assessment for Learning - Putting it into Practice.

Clare currently supervises PhD students and EdD students and enjoys working with them to develop their ideas and explore the nature of learning mathematics and how to improve it and how assessment really can improve learning in schools.

Research interests

My research Interests centre on improving teaching both in mathemtics and across the curriculum. I am currently working on Mathematical Resilience which builds on my previous work on both Asessment for Learning across all curriculum subjects and The Role of Language in the Learning of mathematics.

Mathematical Resilience - If mathematics is difficult to master, and many people say that it is, then learners will need to develop a positive adaptive stance to mathematics such that it will allow them to continue learning despite barriers and difficulties. This positive adaptive stance to mathematics can be termed “Mathematical Resilience”. A mathematical learning environment can be a positive place for the pupils where barriers to learning mathematics can be overcome. Pupils who have a high level of mathematical resilience know that it is worth persevering when faced with difficulties and know many ways of doing this, work collaboratively with their peers, have the language skills needed to express their understandings and have a growth theory of mathematical learning .

I also work internationally on projects. I have worked extensively on the TESS-India materials, working with Indian colleagues to create web based distance learning materials designed to support teachers in changing the way that they facilitate learning in their classrooms. I have also worked in India to support teachers in beginning to use the materials in their classroom and with teacher educators and other education officials to create a community of practice that will be sustainable.

Teaching interests

I currently teach on the EdD and Masters programmes on Education and on Assessment.

Impact and engagement

Mathematics Resilience is beginning to make an impact both nationally and internationally. In January 2015 the Shard Symposium was held in London, which was followed by the First and Second Internal Conference on Mathematical Resilience in March 2016 and March 2017. At these conferences papers were presented showing how and why mathematics resilience is important across all strata of society. Three main strands emerged, developing Mathematics Resilience in schools and with parents and coaching for mathematical resilience in work-based learners.

Details can be found at

http://www.mathematicalresilience.org/index.htm

or

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/research/current/mathematicsresilience/november/

Publications

Development and Validation of the Mathematical Resilience Scale (2016-07)
Kooken, Janice; Welsh, Megan E.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 49(3) (pp. 217-242)
Learning mathematics - letting the pupils have their say (2013-06)
Lee, Clare and Johnston-Wilder, Sue
Educational Studies in Mathematics, 83(2) (pp. 163-180)
Exit interviews: undergraduates who leave mathematics behind (2011-07)
Ward-Penny, Robert; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare
For the Learning of Mathematics, 31(2) (pp. 21-26)
Mathematical resilience (2010-05)
Lee, Clare and Johnston-Wilder, Sue
Mathematics Teaching, MT218, (pp. 38-41)
Studying changes in the practice of two teachers developing assessment for learning (2005)
Lee, Clare and Wiliam, Dylan
Teacher Development: An international journal of teachers' professional development, 9(2) (pp. 265-283)
Studying changes in the practice of two teachers developing assessment for learning. (2005)
Lee, Clare and Wiliam, Dylan
Teacher Development: An international journal of teachers' professional development, 9(2) (pp. 265-283)
Working Inside the Black Box: Assessment for Learning in the Classroom (2004-09)
Black, Paul; Harrison, Christine; Lee, Clare; Marshal, Bethan and Wiliam, Dylan
Phi Delta Kappan, 86(1) (pp. 8-21)
Teachers developing assessment for learning: impact on student achievement. (2004-03)
Wiliam, Dylan; Lee, Clare; Harrison, Christine and Black, Paul
Assessment in Education: Principles Policy and Practice, 11(1) (pp. 49-65)
Teacher's developing assessment for learning: impact on student achievement (2004)
Wiliam, Dylan; Lee, Clare; Harrison, Christine and Black, Paul
Assessment in Education, 11(1) (pp. 49-65)
All change: approaching teaching from a new perspective (2003)
Lee, C. S.
Curriculum Briefing, 2(1) (pp. 12-16)
Modelling in the mathematics classroom (2000-06)
Lee, Clare
Mathematics Teaching, 171 (pp. 28-31)
Language for Learning Mathematics - Assessment for Learning in Practice (2006)
Lee, Clare
ISBN : 9780335219889 | Publisher : Open University Press | Published : Buckingham
Assessment for Learning- putting it into practice (2003-09)
Black, Paul; Harrison, Chris; Lee, Clara; Marshall, Bethan and William, Dylan
ISBN : 9780335212972 | Publisher : Open university Press | Published : Maidenhead, U.K.
Working Inside the Black Box- Assessment for Learning in the Classroom (2002)
Black, Paul; Harrison, Christine; Lee, Clare; Marshall, Bethan and William, Dylan
ISBN : 9780708713792 | Publisher : GL assessment | Published : London, U.K.
Discussion in a Mathematics Classroom: Developing a Teacher's Awareness of the Issues and Characteristics (1998)
Lee, Clare S.
CMER occational papers
ISBN : 9780903535380 | Publisher : Centre for Mathematics Education Research, University of Oxford | Published : Oxford, U.K.
The Construct of Mathematical Resilience (2017-06-01)
Lee, Clare and Wilder-Johnston, Sue
In: Xolocotzin, Ulises ed. Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning (pp. 269-291)
ISBN : 9780128022184 | Publisher : Elsevier
The construct mathematical resilience (2016)
Lee, Clare and Johnston-Wilder, Sue
In: Xolocotzin, Ulises ed. Understanding Emotions in Mathematical Thinking and Learning ((In press))
Publisher : Elsevier Academic Press | Published : London
Mathematical resilience: what is it and why is it important? (2014-12-01)
Lee, Clare and Johnston-Wilder, Sue
In: Chinn, Steve ed. The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties (pp. 337-345)
ISBN : 978-0-415-82285-5 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Action research: systematic reflective action to improve practice (2012-11-16)
Lee, Clare
In: Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. Routledge Teaching Guides (pp. 113-122)
ISBN : 978-0-415-50820-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Planning mathematics lessons (2012-11-16)
Ward-Penny, Robert and Lee, Clare
In: Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. Routledge Teaching Guides (pp. 3-12)
ISBN : 978-0-415-50820-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Practical assessment for learning (2012-11-16)
Lee, Clare
In: Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Ward-Penny, Robert eds. A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School. Routledge Teaching Guides (pp. 13-20)
ISBN : 978-0-415-50820-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Assessment for learning (2011)
Lee, Clare
In: Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Johnston-Wilder, Peter; Pimm, David and Lee, Clare eds. Learning to teach Mathematics in the Secondary School (pp. 101-122)
ISBN : 9780415565585 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Mathematics in context (2010-08-09)
Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert
In: Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Johnston-Wilder, Peter; Pimm, David and Lee, Clare eds. Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School: a companion to school experience, 3rd edition. Learning to teach subjects in the secondary school (pp. 206-224)
ISBN : 9780415565585 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Leading assessment for learning mathematics (2010)
Lee, C.
In: Johnston-Wilder, S. and Lee, C. eds. Leading Practice and Managing Change in the Mathematics Department
ISBN : 9781907550027 | Publisher : Tarquin Press | Published : St Albans
Taking a lead on developing professional practice (2010)
Lee, C.; Broadley, A.; Rattigan, T. and Watson, A.
In: Johnston-Wilder, S. and Lee, C. eds. Leading Practice and Managing Change in the Mathematics Department
ISBN : 9781907550027 | Publisher : Tarquin Press | Published : St Albans
Using assessment data to enhance professional practice (2010)
Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare
In: Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare eds. Leading Practice and Managing Change in the Mathematics Department
ISBN : 9781907550027 | Publisher : Tarquin Press | Published : St Albans
Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience (4th Edition) (2017)
Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Lee, Clare and Pimm, David eds.
Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School
ISBN : 978-1-138-94390-2 | Publisher : Routledge
A Practical Guide to Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (2012-11-16)
Lee, Clare; Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Ward-Penny, Robert eds.
Routledge Teaching Guides
ISBN : 978-0-415-50820-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Learning to Teach Mathematics in the Secondary School: a Companion to School Experience (3rd ed.) (2011)
Johnston-Wilder, Sue; Johnston-Wilder, Peter; Pimm, David and Lee, Clare eds.
Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series
ISBN : 9780415565585 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Leading Practice and Managing Change in the Mathematics Department (2010)
Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare eds.
ISBN : 9781907550027 | Publisher : Tarquin Press | Published : St Albans, UK
Teachers’ Accounts of Developing Mathematical Resilience in the Classroom (2017)
Lee, Clare and Ward-Penny, Robert
In : The Second International Conference on Mathematical Resilience (3rd-4th March 2017, The Open University)
Addressing the affective domain to increase effective-ness of mathematical thinking and problem solving (2017)
Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare
In : IMA and CETL-MSOR 2017: Mathematics Education beyond 16: Pathways and Transitions (10th -12th July 2017, University of Birmingham)
Developing coaches for mathematical resilience: level 2 (2014-11)
Johnston-Wilder, S.; Lee, C.; Garton, E. and Brindley, J.
In : 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICER 2014) (17-19 November 2014 , Seville, Spain) (pp. 4457-4465)
Developing coaches for mathematical resilience (2013)
Johnston-Wilder, S.; Lee, C.; Garton, L.; Goodlad, S. and Brindley, J.
In : 2013 ICERI 2013 : 6th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation (18-20 November 2013, Seville, Spain)
Developing mathematical resilience (2010)
Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare
In : BERA Annual Conference 2010 (1-4 Sep 2010, University of Warwick)
Does articulation matter when learning mathematics? (2008)
Johnston-Wilder, Sue and Lee, Clare
In : Proceedings for the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (15 Nov 2008, London)
Moving towards more participatory practice with Open Educational Resources: TESS-India Academic Review (2017-05)
Wolfenden, Freda; Adinolfi, Lina; Cross, Simon; Lee, Clare; Paranjpe, Sandhya and Safford, Kimberly
The Open University, Milton Keynes.

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