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Mrs Laura Wild

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in the School of Education

Research interests

  • Mixed age classes
  • I have always been fascinated by mixed-age schools, and believe in the importance of the role small schools play in their communities. However, I have found that there has been limited research into the nature of effective teaching in mixed-age classrooms. I aim to build and further pursue the mathematical and pedagogical research in this area. Currently I am working alongside school partners to plan and deliver mathematical content effectively across mixed-age classes.
  • Mastery in primary mathematics
  • I am currently exploring evidence of greater depth in mathematics in pupils’ responses, and the role of questioning to check pupils’ knowledge systematically
  • Questioning in the now
  • I am currently investigating the role of direct feedback as a pedagogical tool in the primary classroom from the perspective of practitioners and pupils.