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Dr Pamela Moffett
BSc PhD PGCE ALCM DipABRSM FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics with Curriculum Studies
Department of Teacher Education (Primary)
Building: Central Building
Room:
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 320

email: P.Moffett@stran.ac.uk

Background & Qualifications

       BSc (First class honours) Mathematics - University of Warwick
       PGCE (Commendation) - Stranmillis University College
       PhD - Queen's University Belfast
       Teacher and Numeracy Co-ordinator in the Armstrong Primary School, Armagh.
       Completed the Southern Education and Library Board Management Development Programme for Co-ordinators
       Senior Lecturer in Mathematics with Curriculum Studies, Stranmillis University College since September 2000

Teaching

      
BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             Mathematics and Numeracy (BEd Primary Year 1)
             Mathematics and Numeracy (BEd Primary Year 2)
             Mathematics and Numeracy (BEd Primary Year 3)
             Area of Specialism - Mathematics (BEd Primary Year 2)
             Mathematics in pre-school (PGCE)
             Implementing a play-based curriculum: Mathematics in pre-school and Foundation Stage (PGCE)
             Teaching the Key Stage 1 curriculum: Mathematics (PGCE)
             Mathematics in the primary school (PGCEi)
             CPD course: Introduction to the Numicon approach
             CPD course: Number Talk


Scholarship and Research

      
Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Moffett, P., Gray, C., Dunn, J., & Mitchell, D. (2017). Benefits of mobile digital devices in early learning. Early Years Educator, 19 (5), 26-28.
             Gray, C., Dunn, J., Moffett, P., & Mitchell, D. (2017). Mobile devices in early learning: evaluating the use of portable devices to support young children's learning. Report funded by the Belfast Regeneration Fund and commissioned by the Education Authority for NI. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.15948.82568 Available at: http://www.stran.ac.uk/media/media,756133,en.pdf Launch of the report: 24 May 2017.
             Gray, C., Dunn, J., Moffett, P. & Mitchell, D. (2017). Mobile devices in early learning: evaluating the use of portable devices to support young children's learning. Presentation in Stranmillis University College, 24th May 2017.
             Moffett, P. (2017) Jumping frogs: the playful language of subtraction. Early Years Educator, 18 (10), 24-28.
             Dunn, J., Gray, C., Mitchell, D., & Moffett, P. (2016) 'The impact of resources on the literacy landscape: young children's views on using iPads in early years classrooms', Paper presented at The Literacy Association of Ireland (LAI) Conference, Dublin, September.
             Moffett, P. (2016) 'Promoting early number talk: evaluating the impact on professional practice', Paper presented at Happiness, relationships, emotion and deep level learning: The twenty-sixth European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) annual conference. Dublin City University, Ireland, 31 August-3 September.
             Moffett, P. (2016) Number Talk - promoting understanding and use of early number language. Primary Mathematics, 20 (1), 15-18.
             Casserly, A. M., Tiernan, B. and Moffett, P. (2015) Key Vocabulary and Supporting Strategies for Early Number Concepts. REACH Journal of Special Needs Education in Ireland, 29 (1), 18-32.
             Moffett, P. (2015) Stop the bus, I'm leaving. Early Years Educator, 17 (8), 22-24.
             Moffett, P., (2015) Mathematics solutions. Special (September), pp. 14-16.
             Moffett, P., Casserly, A.M., & Tiernan, B. (2015) 'Developing number language in early childhood', Paper presented at Innovation, experimentation and adventure in early childhood: The twenty-fifth European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) annual conference. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 September.
             Dunn, J., Gray, C., Mitchell, D., & Moffett, P. (2015) 'Asking the Experts: Young Children's Views on using iPads in Early Years Classrooms', Paper presented at Innovation, experimentation and adventure in early childhood: The twenty-fifth European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) annual conference. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 September.
             Gray, C., Dunn, J., Mitchell, D., & Moffett, P. (2015) 'The integration of tablet devices into pedagogic planning in early years classrooms', Paper presented at Innovation, experimentation and adventure in early childhood: The twenty-fifth European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA) annual conference. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 7-10 September.
             Moffett, P. & Beck, G. (2015) 'Making sense of mathematics: Identifying and addressing difficulties in the primary classroom', Keynote presentation at The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) NI annual conference. Stranmillis University College, Belfast, 18 April.
             Moffett, P. (2015) 'Reforming the algebra classroom through lesson study', Paper presented at The British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)- Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI) joint research conference. St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, 27-28 February.
             Moffett, P. (2015) The sum of parent power. Early Years Educator, 16 (10), 21-23.
             Moffett, P. (2014) Finger pattern flashes. Early Years Educator, 16 (8), 21-23.
             Moffett, P. (2014) Percy learns to count. Early Years Educator, 16 (6), 32-34.
             Casserly, A.M., Moffett, P., & Tiernan, B. (2014) Number Talk: A resource to promote understanding and use of early number language. Available within the UK at http://eshop.stran.ac.uk/ .
             Casserly, A.M., Moffett, P., & Tiernan, B. (2014) 'Early number concepts: Key vocabulary and supporting strategies', Paper presented at Relationships - learning together: The twenty-sixth annual conference of the Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education (IATSE). All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland, 12-13 June.
             Casserly, A.M., Moffett, P., & Tiernan, B. (2014) 'Early number concepts: Key vocabulary and supporting strategies'. In Pope, S. (ed.), Proceedings of the eighth British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME), University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 11-14 April, pp. 9-56.
             Moffett, P. (2013) Ingredients for maths. Early Years Educator, 15 (4), 32-34.
             Moffett, P. (2012) A recipe for ratio. Mathematics Teaching, 228, 30-32.
             Moffett, P. & Corcoran, D. (2012) An evaluation of the implementation of Realistic Mathematics Education within primary schools in the North and South of Ireland - Final report. Available at: http://scotens.org/?p=2369.
             Moffett, P. (2012) Learning about outdoor education through authentic activity. Mathematics Teaching, 227, 12-14.
             Corcoran, D. & Moffett, P. (2011) 'Fractions in context: The use of ratio tables to develop understanding of fractions in two different school systems', Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM) conference, Oxford, England, 19 November. Available at: http://www.bsrlm.org.uk/IPs/ip31-3/index.html.
             Moffett, P. (2011) Mathematics in bloom. Early Years Educator, 13 (7), 16-18.
             Moffett, P. (2011) 'Mathematical modelling: A case study.' In Dooley, T., Corcoran, D., & Ryan, M. (eds.), Proceedings of Mathematics Teaching Matters: The fourth national conference on research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI), 22-23 September, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, pp. 297-309.
             Moffett, P.V. (2011) Outdoor mathematics trails: an evaluation of one training partnership. Education 3-13, 39 (3), 277-287.
             Moffett, P. (2010) Back in time on a maths trail. Mathematics Teaching, 219, 31-33.
             Moffett, P. (2009) 'Reform in mathematics education: lessons from the Dutch', Workshop presented at The Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) annual conference, Leicestershire, (9-10 November).
             Moffett, P. (2009) 'Reform via textbooks: Lessons from a Dutch-English collaboration', In Corcoran, D., Dooley, T., Close, S. & Ward, R. (eds.), Proceedings of Mathematics for all - Extending mathematical capacity: The third national conference on research in Mathematics Education in Ireland (MEI), 24-25 September, St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, pp. 263-273.
             Moffett, P. (2009) Dutch principles. Mathematics Teaching, 215, 18-19.
             Moffett, P. (2009) A Dutch perspective. Mathematics Teaching, 214, 18-19.
             Moffett, P. (2008) 'The school environment as a real life context for quality learning experiences in primary mathematics: A case study in Belfast', Paper presented at From teaching to learning: The European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). Gothenburg, Sweden, 8-12 September.
             Moffett, P. (2006) Wittgenstein, Bohr and the quest for objectivity in education research: A new framework for educational and psychological attributes. Unpublished PhD thesis. Queen's University, Belfast.
      
Research Interests
             Meaningful contexts for teaching and learning in mathematics
             Developing early number sense

Responsibilities

       Adviser of Studies for PGCE.
       Module coordinator for Mathematics and Numeracy 1
       Module coordinator for Mathematics and Numeracy 3
       Module coordinator for Teaching the KS1 Curriculum (PGCE).

External Interests / Community Service

       Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
       Member of British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics
       External Examiner at Edge Hill University (2015-2019)
       External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University (2008-2012)